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Measuring group dynamics in an elementary school setting using mobile devices

N Van Berkel, S Kopytin, S Hosio, J Malmberg, H Järvenoja, V Kostakos

Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2016


© 2016 ACM. Mobile instrumentation provides researchers and professionals the opportunity to collect data on several aspects of human life. In this paper we discuss our initial experiences on collecting data via mobile instrumentation in an elementary school. We augmented a classroom with mobile phones and Bluetooth beacons to capture student experiences as well as their relative distance to each other during a collaborative group project. We describe the study, and present lessons learned when instrumenting such a unique school setting with young participants.


Awarded by Academy of Finland

Awarded by European Commission

Funding Acknowledgements

We extend our gratitude to the employees and students of the Norssi school in Oulu for their support. This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 285062-iCYCLE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE), and the European Commission (Grants PCIG11-GA-2012-322138 and 645706-GRAGE).