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ERIC Number: EJ854099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1556-1607
Future Technology Workshop: A Collaborative Method for the Design of New Learning Technologies and Activities
Vavoula, Giasemi N.; Sharples, Mike
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v2 n4 p393-419 Dec 2007
We describe the future technology workshop (FTW), a method whereby people with everyday knowledge or experience in a specific area of technology use (such as using digital cameras) envision and design the interactions between current and future technology and activity. Through a series of structured workshop sessions, participants collaborate to envisage future activities related to technology design; build models of the contexts of use for future technologies; act out scenarios of use for their models; re-conceive their scenarios in relation to present-day technologies; list problems with implementing the scenarios; explore the gap between current and future technology and activity; and end by listing requirements for future technology. The method has been used successfully with children and adults to explore new technology-activity systems, including interacting with digital photographs and informal science learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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