Section: New Results
Mixed-Reality System for Collaborative Learning at School
Participants: Philippe Giraudeau, Théo Segonds, Solène Lambert, Martin Hachet
External collaborators: Université de Lorraine
Traditional computer systems based on the WIMP paradigm (Window, Icon, Menu, Pointer) have shown potential benefits at school (e.g. for web browsing). On the other hand, they are not well suited as soon as hands-on and collaborative activities are targeted. To face this problem, we have designed and developed CARDS, a Mixed-Reality system that combines together physical and digital objects in a seamless workspace to foster active and collaborative learning (Figure 3). In , we describe the design process based on a participatory approach with researchers, teachers, and pupils. We then present and discuss the results of a user study that tends to show that CARDS has a good educational potential for the targeted activities.