Learning experiences in a giant interactive environment: insights from The Cube

Stoodley, Ian, Sayyad Abdi, Elham, Bruce, Christine, and Hughes, Hilary (2018) Learning experiences in a giant interactive environment: insights from The Cube. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 42 (3). pp. 402-414.

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Abstract

In November 2012, Queensland University of Technology in Australia launched a giant interactive learning environment known as The Cube. This article reports a phenomenographic investigation into visitors’ different experiences of learning in The Cube. At present very little is known about people’s learning experience in spaces featuring large interactive screens. We observed many visitors to The Cube and interviewed 26 people. Our analysis identified critical variation across the visitors’ experience of learning in The Cube. The findings are discussed as the learning strategy (in terms of absorption, exploration, isolation and collaboration) and the content learned (in terms of technology, skills and topics). Other findings presented here are dimensions of the learning strategy and the content learned, with differing perspectives on each dimension. These outcomes provide early insights into the potential of giant interactive environments to enhance learning approaches and guide the design of innovative learning spaces in higher education.

Item ID: 53389
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: informal learning; immersive learning; giant interactive screens; learning spaces; university community outreach; phenomenography; digital learning environments
ISSN: 1469-9486
Funders: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 00:57
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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