Teaching and learning queueing theory concepts using tangible user interfaces

De Raffaele, Clifford and Smith, Serengul and Gemikonakli, Orhan (2016) Teaching and learning queueing theory concepts using tangible user interfaces. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2016), 07-09 Dec 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.

PDF - Final accepted version (with author's formatting)
Download (1MB) | Preview


Tangible User Interfaces (TUI) have emerged in the past years as effective computing platforms that intertwine digital information and visualization with physical interactivity. Whilst successfully capitalizing on these properties within primary education to engage and educate children in an entertaining manner, TUI systems have seen limited deployment in more complex scenarios. To this end, this paper investigates the aptness and effectiveness of implementing TUI systems to enhance teaching and learning within higher educational institutes in order to aid the understanding of complex and abstract concepts. The proposal augments mere simulation processes by developing a table-top architecture to allow the real-time interaction and visualization of queuing theory concepts. The paper describes the deployment of the TUI framework within an undergraduate computer networks degree whereby the quantitative effectiveness of this system is assessed from a teaching and learning perspective within an engineering pedagogy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Presented with the "Best Paper Award"
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 20964
Notes on copyright: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Serengul Smith
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 12:08
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:23
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20964

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year