el 14(4): e6

Research Article

Adoption Concerns for the Deployment of Interactive Public Displays at Schools

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/el.1.4.e6,
        author={Jos\^{e} Alberto Lencastre and Clara Coutinho and Jo\"{a}o Casal and Rui Jos\^{e}},
        title={Adoption Concerns for the Deployment of Interactive Public Displays at Schools},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        keywords={Participatory design; development research; public display system; technology-enhanced learning.},
  • José Alberto Lencastre
    Clara Coutinho
    João Casal
    Rui José
    Year: 2014
    Adoption Concerns for the Deployment of Interactive Public Displays at Schools
    DOI: 10.4108/el.1.4.e6
José Alberto Lencastre1,*, Clara Coutinho1, João Casal2, Rui José2
  • 1: Istitute of Education, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
  • 2: Centro Algoritmi, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
*Contact email: jlencastre@ie.uminho.pt


JuxtaLearn is a research project focused on ‘performance’ as a means of provoking students’ understanding of science and technology through the creation and sharing of educational videos. As the videos will be shared in public displays, the Portuguese research team developed three workshops with twelve teachers from a Portuguese Secondary School representing different school departments and sharing organizational responsibilities. The aim was to generate scenarios of possible features and interaction for the curricular integration of the technological device. Our findings suggest that teachers are not motivated to use, on their own, technologies in the classroom, but receptive to new and challenging technologies when properly stimulated. They were able to generate scenarios that take advantage of the possibilities offered by digital public displays to stimulate learning processes. However, there are pedagogical, organizational and ethical concerns in the management and control of content that need to be resolved before they feel confortable to deal with change and technological innovation.