Open Source Multitouch Software for Education. Project Overview. Project Overview Durham’s Technology-Enhanced Learning Research group have been investigating ways of enhancing ICT learning spaces (Hatch and Burd 2006).
Our concern is that, too often, ICT requires pupils to adopt a ‘move to use’ approach which detracts from technology’s educational value. The outcome of Durham’s research is a proposal for a new learning environment called ‘SynergyNet’. Interaction Techniques for Digital Tables. Digital tables allow people to interact with computer workspaces that are projected onto tabletops.
Tables are interesting settings for computational work because they are common, they enable rich interaction with tools and artifacts, and they naturally support collaboration. However, digital table systems have not yet been widely adopted, and it is not clear how they should be designed to support common teamwork and taskwork patterns that are seen in tabletop activities. In this project, our goal is to gain a deeper understanding of how users' experiences can be improved when using digital table systems.