Bertrand Schneider

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EarExplorer

The EarExplorer Project One of my goals is to explore the affordances of new technologies for learning STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In collaboration with others, we are building a series of tangible interfaces for teaching science concepts. In this project, we started with the constraint of teaching a highly spatial domain where one could […]

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Toward Collaboration Sensing

Making sense of collaborative eye-tracking data Nowadays massive datasets are becoming available for a wide range of applications, with education no exception: Cheap sensors can now detect every student movement and utterance. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) over the web collect every click of users taking classes online. This information can provide crucial insights into […]

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Supporting Joint Visual Attention

Introduction Previous research demonstrated that joint attention plays a crucial role in any kind of social interaction: From babies learning from their caregivers to parents educating their children, teenagers learning from school teachers, students collaborating on a project or for any group of adults working toward a common goal, joint attention is a fundamental mechanism […]

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Combinatorix

A tangible interface that supports collaborative learning of probabilities

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WALDEN

Multi-Surface Multi-Touch Simulation of Climate Change and Species Loss in Thoreau’s Woods.

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TimeVoyager

An IPhone app aimed at increasing students’ awareness of the historical events that happened at their current location.

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Perceptual Benefits of Manipulatives

A twist on a classical spatial test.

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TinkerTable

A tangible user interface for supporting collaborative learning of logistics.  

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Phylo-Genie

A collaborative environment for learning phylogenetics.

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BrainExplorer

An augmented small scale brain to prepare students for future learning in neuroscience.

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