Making math learning social and familial: The promise and problems of mobile devices
Osvaldo Jiménez: 0000-0002-6515-4145
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Date of Presentation
In order for families to engage in math play, we created several mobile applications that were designed to maintain fidelity with family practices while simultaneously providing opportunities for mathematical learning. We explain our reasons for developing apps that rely on social models of play, outline design principles that emerged from research with families, and share the successes and issues that arose in field tests. While the apps provided opportunities for rich math talk in the families, the mobile platform came into conflict with mobile users' tendencies toward individual time with their devices. The results raise concerns about mobile affordances and uses as collaborative learning devices in families. © ISLS.
Blair, K. P.,
Making math learning social and familial: The promise and problems of mobile devices.
Paper presented at Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL.