A multimedia interface for knowledge building and collaborative learning

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Abstract

We describe a multimedia tool developed for scaffolding constructive conversation and sharing information by means of a public kiosk. The Multimedia Forum Kiosk (MFK) provides an environment where users communicate asynchronously with video, audio, and text. Unlike unstructured media such as email, the interface provides multiple representations of the structure of the discourse which aid in understanding the previous discussion, eliciting and refining new ideas, and developing a sense of community with other users. The software has undergone evaluation, testing, and revision as a tool for an education research community. Preliminary results indicate that users learn the interface unproblematically without training, and that they successfully explore and contribute to the discussions. We introduce the MFK as a tool for collaborative discussion and learning, and discuss several potential uses for the tool, both pedagogical and utilitarian. A more formal testing plan to evaluate the software and int.erke design is underway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 1993 and IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CHI 1993 - Adjunct Proceedings
EditorsStacey Ashlund, Kevin Mullet, Austin Henderson, Erik Hollnagel, Ted N. White
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages103-104
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0897915747, 9780897915748
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Event1993 Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 1993 and IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CHI 1993 - Netherlands, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 24 1993Apr 29 1993

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume1993-April

Conference

Conference1993 Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 1993 and IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CHI 1993
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityNetherlands
Period4/24/934/29/93

Keywords

  • communication
  • computer-supported cooperative work
  • discourse
  • education
  • multimedia.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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