Identifying objectives for a learning space management system with value-focused thinking

Ari Tuhkala, Hannakaisa Isomäki, Markus Hartikainen, Alexandra Cristea, Andrea Alessandrini

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Abstract

A classroom with a blackboard and some rows of desks is obsolete in special education. Depending on the needs, some students may need more tactile and inspiring surroundings with various pedagogical accessories while others benefit from a simplified environment without unnecessary stimuli. This understanding is applied to a new Finnish special education school building with open and adaptable learning spaces. We have joined the initiative creation process by developing software support for these new spaces in the form of a learning space management system. Participatory design and value-focused thinking were implemented to elicit the actual values of all the stakeholders involved and transform them into software implementation objectives. This paper reports interesting insights about the elicitation process of the objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
EditorsPaula Escudeiro, Gennaro Costagliola, Susan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi, Bruce McLaren
PublisherSciTePress
Pages25-34
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Apr 201723 Apr 2017

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period21/04/1723/04/17

Keywords

  • Classroom management
  • Educational technology
  • Special education
  • Value-focused thinking

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    Tuhkala, A., Isomäki, H., Hartikainen, M., Cristea, A., & Alessandrini, A. (2017). Identifying objectives for a learning space management system with value-focused thinking. In P. Escudeiro, G. Costagliola, S. Zvacek, J. Uhomoibhi, & B. McLaren (Eds.), CSEDU 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (Vol. 1, pp. 25-34). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006230300250034