Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook

Erin Walker, Rohit Chakravarthi, James Rodriguez, Ruth Wylie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

As digital textbooks become more common in formal learning environments, there is an opportunity to embed technology that represents our growing understanding of best pedagogical practices into the textbook itself. Integrating collaborative technologies into a textbook platform provides substantial opportunities for facilitating classroom discourse surrounding the textbook content. However, to be successful in a digital textbook, these technologies have to be perceived by students as useful, and must function well on the tablet platform. This paper proposes the integration of Q&A into a digital textbook platform as a way of facilitating productive collaboration, designing for the tablet, and engaging students with the technology. We describe our implementation of an integrated Q&A system and digital textbook, and outline the results of a pilot study that demonstrate how the Q&A system might be effectively used by groups of students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring the Material Conditions of Learning
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsOskar Lindwall, Paivi Hakkinen, Timothy Koschmann, Pierre Tchounikine, Sten Ludvigsen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages566-569
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355076
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Jun 7 2015Jun 11 2015

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period6/7/156/11/15

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textbook
interaction
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student
learning environment
classroom
discourse

Keywords

  • Digital textbooks
  • Introductory biology
  • Question and answer forums
  • Tablets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

Cite this

Walker, E., Chakravarthi, R., Rodriguez, J., & Wylie, R. (2015). Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook. In O. Lindwall, P. Hakkinen, T. Koschmann, P. Tchounikine, & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 566-569). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook. / Walker, Erin; Chakravarthi, Rohit; Rodriguez, James; Wylie, Ruth.

Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings. ed. / Oskar Lindwall; Paivi Hakkinen; Timothy Koschmann; Pierre Tchounikine; Sten Ludvigsen. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), 2015. p. 566-569 (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Walker, E, Chakravarthi, R, Rodriguez, J & Wylie, R 2015, Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook. in O Lindwall, P Hakkinen, T Koschmann, P Tchounikine & S Ludvigsen (eds), Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL, vol. 2, International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), pp. 566-569, 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, 6/7/15.
Walker E, Chakravarthi R, Rodriguez J, Wylie R. Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook. In Lindwall O, Hakkinen P, Koschmann T, Tchounikine P, Ludvigsen S, editors, Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). 2015. p. 566-569. (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL).
Walker, Erin ; Chakravarthi, Rohit ; Rodriguez, James ; Wylie, Ruth. / Promoting interaction by integrating a question and answer forum with a digital textbook. Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference 2015, CSCL 2015 - Conference Proceedings. editor / Oskar Lindwall ; Paivi Hakkinen ; Timothy Koschmann ; Pierre Tchounikine ; Sten Ludvigsen. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), 2015. pp. 566-569 (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL).
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