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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 - UbiComp '16 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2016

Abstract

© 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.

Grants

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).