ERIC Number: ED477009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Participatory Design, Problem Solving and Community Involvement in Two Different Learning Communities.
Friedman, Robert S.; Drakes, Jerri; Deek, Fadi P.
A collaborative software development project designed to maximize the skill sets and interests of school children and teachers, educational software technologist and researchers, and college undergraduates is presented. The work brings together elementary school children with college seniors and technology consultants to implement a problem-solving methodology within a collaborative environment to design, develop and implement a multimedia software application that enhances the spatial orientation abilities of children and puts the programming, interface design and multimedia systems capabilities of college students into action. This effort in project-based learning offers young students the opportunity to learn mapping skills, problem-solving techniques, and participatory design methods while planning and conducting virtual tours of their city. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Multimedia Materials, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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