Promoting Learning though Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE)
The National Science Foundation-supported Promoting Learning though Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE) project builds on the ongoing Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project—which has been using REMAP and Open Perception‘s OpenPTrack as the interface between the movements of groups of elementary school students and media.
PLAE continues STEP’s investigation of socio-dramatic play and learning about scientific phenomena by adding the ability for students to use an iPad application, to annotate the activity of their peers who are engaged in the role play controlling media.
As a collaboration with the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, REMAP, and learning-environment design firm Inquirium, the project is led by Dr. Joshua Danish from Indiana University Bloomington’s Learning Sciences program. His team is conducting workshops with elementary school students throughout the Bloomington area. Now, in addition to students’ movements embodying interactions with nature, other students can observe and draw over live video, produce graphs via sliders, and mark important moments of activity via student-generated buttons.
Joshua Danish (Principal Investigator); Jeff Burke and Noel Enyedy (Co-Principal Investigators, UCLA); Matthew Brown and Ben Loh (Co-Principal Investigators, Inquirium).
STEP project website: http://sttep.org/.
Supported by NSF Grant No. IIS-1522945.
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