Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Mixed-Reality System for Collaborative Learning at School

Participants: Philippe Giraudeau, Théo Segonds, Solène Lambert, Martin Hachet

External collaborators: Université de Lorraine

Traditional computer systems based on the WIMP paradigm (Window, Icon, Menu, Pointer) have shown potential benefits at school (e.g. for web browsing). On the other hand, they are not well suited as soon as hands-on and collaborative activities are targeted. To face this problem, we have designed and developed CARDS, a Mixed-Reality system that combines together physical and digital objects in a seamless workspace to foster active and collaborative learning (Figure 3). In [23], we describe the design process based on a participatory approach with researchers, teachers, and pupils. We then present and discuss the results of a user study that tends to show that CARDS has a good educational potential for the targeted activities.

Figure 3. CARDS: Collaborative Activities based on the Real and the Digital Superimposition.