An Application of Tangible Interfaces in Collaborative Learning Environments

Tangible Interfaces for Collaborative Learning Environments (TICLE) supplements physical learning activities with computer tutors that ask relevant questions when the students get stuck. With TICLE, a group of children is given a set of physical puzzle pieces and a specific goal (such as "put these shapes together to make a square") designed to teach a math or science concept. As the children work with the puzzle, a computer system observes their actions, encourages them as they make progress, and offers "hints" when they don't.

Lori Scarlatos
Brooklyn College

Illustrated summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 sigKIDS projects are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

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