Identifying tools to support schools' collaborative teaching and learning

H Smith, J Underwood, G Fitzpatrick, R Luckin, D Stanton Fraser

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Abstract

Integration of e-Science and Grid technologies into curriculum teaching is currently an ambitious aim for teachers and school infrastructures to organise. However, it can expose classroom learners and teachers to a wider community of specialists and interested others, enriching the classroom experience beyond the knowledge of the local teacher. This paper reflects on two practical e-Science projects that utilised mobile hand-held technologies to bring the concepts of collaborative e-Science and the Grid to young scientists. Students engaged in hands-on exploration of their surroundings, and were able to communicate with pollution specialists and with a remote classroom of children who had used similar sensors. Communication and data sharing activities in these sessions exposed a requirement for a suite of tools and technologies not currently accessible to schools. From qualitative analysis of data across these two projects, we present a collection of supporting tools to help achieve this aim and future research direction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages140
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventeScience 2006: 2nd IEEE International Conference on eScience and Grid Computing - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Dec 20066 Dec 2006

Conference

ConferenceeScience 2006: 2nd IEEE International Conference on eScience and Grid Computing
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period4/12/066/12/06

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