Thinkering Space, an Experiment in Exploratory Learning

Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Computing and information science | Education and learning science | Engineering | Technology
Organization:
Illinois Institute of Technology
Description: 

Multimodal technologies are creating new experiential opportunities for exploring, tinkering, learning and interacting in the virtual world. Once combined with sensorial objects and open-ended activities in the physical world, they introduce a new genre of interactive environments called ThinkeringSpace. ThinkeringSpace is a hybrid system - made of networked and remotely accessible physical environments - that seeks to bring school-age children together to collaborate face-to-face and tinker with things, both physical and virtual, reflect upon what they do and discover, and elaborate their ideas in ways they can share with others. This article gives an overview of the ThinkeringSpace system and introduces some of the major concepts and interaction frameworks that have grounded its ongoing development.

Citation
ISSN:
1447-9494
Publication Name: 
International Journal of Learning
Volume: 
15
Number: 
6
Page Number: 
147

Team Members

Heloisa MouraHeloisa MouraAuthor
Dale FahnstromDale FahnstromAuthor
Greg PrygrockiGreg PrygrockiAuthor
T.J. McLeishT.J. McLeishAuthor

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