Saturday, 23 January 2010

Cost-Effective Wiimote-Based Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Platform

A paper in 2009 IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM2009), 15 - 18 December 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

DOI No.: 10.1007/978-3-642-10467-1_112

Authors: Soon Nyean Cheong, Wen Jiun Yap and Mun Leong Chan

Abstracts: In recent years, the use of technological tools to enhance the delivery of teaching materials has gained popularity in universities and has brought positive improvements in the classroom. With advanced hardware, instructors can hand-write notes onto their computer electronically and shared it with the students. While with advanced educational collaborative software, instructor and students can contribute together in a class. However, to acquire such advanced technological tools requires huge amount of investments and therefore most of the developing countries do not have the opportunity to leverage on such effective tools in university. Hence, in this paper, we report an innovative use of Wiimote to create a cost-effective technology-enhanced teaching and learning platform that that serves as alternative to the advanced technological tools for instructors and students in a budgeted environment. The teaching platform comprises of a Wiimote-based multi-touch teaching station, a Wiimote-based interactive whiteboard and a Wiimote-based stylus input conversion tool.

The Proceeding of PCM2009 is published in a book series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS): Advanced in Multimedia Information Processing, by Springer. Full paper available at SpringerLink.

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