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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2013.040311
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 4 Issue 3, 2013.
Abstract: The use of Multi-touch interfaces for collaborative learning has received significant attention. Their ability to synchronously accommodate multiple users is an advantage in co-located collaborative design tasks. This paper explores the Multi-touch interface’s potential in collaborative Unified Modeling Language diagramming by comparing it to a PC-based tool, looking at the Collaborative Learning Skills and amount of physical interactions in both conditions. The results show that even though participants talked more in the PC-based condition, the use of the Multi-touch table increased the amount of physical interactions, and encouraged the “Creative Conflict” skills amongst the team members.
Mohammed Basheri, Malcolm Munro, Liz Burd and Nilufar Baghaei, “Collaborative Learning Skills in Multi-touch Tables for UML Software Design” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 4(3), 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2013.040311