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Facilitating collaborative learning between two primary schools using large multi-touch devices / James McNaughton; Tom Crick; Andrew Joyce-Gibbons; Gary Beauchamp; Nick Young; Elaine Tan

Journal of Computers in Education, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 307 - 320

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

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This paper presents a technical case study and the associated research software/hardware underpinning an educational research trial in which large touchscreen interfaces were used to facilitate collaborative interactions between primary school students at separate locations. As part of the trial, an...

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