Understanding Instructors' use of visual aids in classroom setting

Joel Lanir, Kellogg S Booth

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As technology is introduced to the classroom, traditional blackboards, whiteboards, and overhead transparencies are replaced by computer generated slides shown on high-resolution projectors. Automatic archiving and retrieving is used to capture the interaction in the classroom for students unable to physically attend class. When designing these tools, we believe that it is important to first understand the basic work practices of instructors using visual aids. We observed how instructors use boards as an aid for teaching and categorized different types of board uses. Using these observations we present some design guidelines to better build presentation software and distant learning tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2007)
EditorsCraig Montgomerie, Jane Seale
Place of PublicationVancouver, Canada
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


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