An active tangible user interface framework for teaching and learning artificial intelligence

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De Raffaele, C., Smith, S. and Gemikonakli, O. 2018. An active tangible user interface framework for teaching and learning artificial intelligence. ACM IUI 2018: 23rd ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. Tokyo, Japan 07 - 11 Mar 2018 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). pp. 535-546 https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172976
TypeConference paper
TitleAn active tangible user interface framework for teaching and learning artificial intelligence
AuthorsDe Raffaele, C., Smith, S. and Gemikonakli, O.
Abstract

Interactive and tangible computing platforms have garnered increased interest in the pursuit of embedding active learning pedagogies within curricula through educational technologies. Whilst Tangible User Interface (TUI) systems have successfully been developed to edutain children in various research, TUI architectures have seen limited deployment in more complex and abstract domains. In light of these limitations, this paper proposes an active TUI framework that addresses the challenges experienced in teaching and learning artificial intelligence (AI) within higher educational institutions. The proposal extends an aptly designed tabletop TUI architecture with the novel interactive paradigm of active tangible manipulatives to provide a more engaging and effective user interaction. The paper describes the deployment of the proposed TUI framework within an undergraduate laboratory session to aid in the teaching and learning of artificial neural networks. The experiment is assessed against currently adopted educational computer software and the obtained results highlight the potential of the proposed TUI framework to augment students’ gain in knowledge and understanding of abstracted threshold concepts in higher education.

KeywordsTangible User Interface; Computer-aided instruction; Higher Education; Artificial Neural Networks
LanguageEnglish
ConferenceACM IUI 2018: 23rd ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Page range535-546
Proceedings TitleIUI '18: 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
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Hardcover9781450349451
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Print05 Mar 2018
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Deposited14 May 2018
Accepted04 Jan 2018
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Clifford De Raffaele, Serengul Smith, and Orhan Gemikonakli. 2018. An Active Tangible User Interface Framework for Teaching and Learning Artificial Intelligence. In 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 535-546. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172976

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Book title23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '18)
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