LuEttaMae Lawrence

Doctoral Candidate 

CSTEPS

Collaborative Support Tools for Engineering Problem Solving

PROJECT OBJECTIVE 
 
Generate tools to support undergraduate engineering students to develop collaborative skills through sketching activities.
ROLE 
 
Research assistant & designer
PROJECT OUTCOME
 
Designed and developed a synchronized collaborative software that allowed students to create shared representations during their collaborative activities and reflect on their work within the group and whole class presentations.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY 
 
The synchronized technology allows group members to contribute to the same drawing space and draw together to develop one solution to the task. Each student works on a tablet that allows them to draw, erase, highlight and undo, as well as see their other group members location on the pages through the scroll bar.
IMPLEMENTATION 
 
Three classes used the tool during their courses over four weeks.
 
Multiple iterations have been made of the tool over time; the same tool has been used in later iterations of this project where tools were built to support teaching assistants through visualizations and live prompts.

Learn more on this project at: 

 

CoLearnLab.org

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