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Interactive Tabletops for Learning: can they help teachers support face-to-face collaboration?

17 April 2013

Join us on 17 April for a CoCo Seminar by Roberto Martinez titled “Interactive Tabletops for Learning: can they help teachers support face-to-face collaboration?”.

There have been many promises and expectations about the role of technology to "solve" many educational problems. Although there is substantial research work on automatic support of collaborative learning through networked systems, there is still little research on enhancing teachers awareness when learners perform small-group face-to-face activities in the classroom.

Interactive tabletops offer new possibilities to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, but they also impose new challenges. The prices are coming down but the question remains, can Interactive Tabletops be successfully implemented in a regular classroom?

This talk presents an overview of the work done on Interactive Tabletops for Learning at the CHAI group of the University of Sydney. This research builds on the intersection of three areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Educational Data Mining in order to implement multiple tabletops to be orchestrated by a teacher at an authentic classroom environment.

This seminar will be available live online at

Event details

  • When: 11.00am - 12.30am
  • Where:

    Education Building (A35)

    Room 230

  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

     T: 935 12612


  • More info: Arrive at 10.45 for refreshments
  • Speaker/ Performer:

    Roberto Martinez-Maldonado is a PhD candidate in the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group at The University of Sydney, Australia.

    His research focuses on analysing data generated when groups of students collaborate using shared devices to help teachers to be more aware about their learning processes and take informed decisions.

    His research grounds on principles of Human-Computer Interaction, CSCL, Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics; he makes use of a number of technologies including multi-touch interactive tabletops, tablets, kinect sensors and databases.

    He has presented work at interdisciplinary conferences that include Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) CSCL, ICLS and Educational Data Mining (EDM).

    More information and a list of publications can be found here:

Interactive Tabletops for Learning: can they help teachers support face-to-face collaboration?


Education Building (A35)

Room 230


17 April 2013

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