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Title:Large lectures are hard: an exploration in meaningful social visualizations for large group communication
Author(s):Harris, Andrew
Advisor(s):Karahalios, Karrie G.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):crowds
backchannels
crowd engagement
crowd feedback
group communication
classroom communication technology
classrooms
audience response systems
visualization
interviews
Abstract:Large lectures are a difficult and complicated area of exploration, both technologically and socially. Here is presented a discussion of existing areas of investigation related to large lectures, including fostering crowd engagement, backchannel communication, and various classroom communication technologies. Next, work is reviewed regarding a system for real-time classroom interaction, the Fragmented Social Mirror (FSM), as well as the results that were seen with the FSM in a pilot study. The design of a continuance of the first FSM study is then presented, an interview study designed to elicit feedback from instructors regarding classroom communication technology. Preliminary results from this interview study are presented with commentary and suggestions for future directions.
Issue Date:2012-05-22
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31049
Rights Information:© 2012 Andrew William Harris
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-22
Date Deposited:2012-05


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