A framework for analysing interactivity in a remote access field exploration system

S. Joel, J. L. Arnott, N. Hine, S. Ingvarsson, R. Rentoul, S. Schofield

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    The research described in this paper is the investigation of interactivity between learners and system in the context of remote access to educational field explorations (field trips). The concept is described generically as Remote Access Field Trip (RAFT). The interactivity framework proposed for assessing RAFT considers it within the context of live distance education and needs to be judged in terms of set interaction criteria, e.g. Learner & Learner, Learner & Instructor, Learner & Content and Learner & Interface. This paper proposes that criteria for distance learning interaction assessment should consider also how the learner interacts with a pervasive interface. This is particularly relevant in this context because the system involves participants interacting with a pervasive system within a live field trip experience, and creates a unique human-system interaction in the educational domain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0780385667, 9780780385665
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2004 - The Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Oct 200413 Oct 2004


    Conference2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2004
    CityThe Hague


    • human-machine systems
    • remote education
    • pervasive computing
    • alternative man-machine interaction

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