The effects of using embodied interactions to improve learning performance

Wan Ju Lee, Chi Wen Huang, Chia Jung Wu, Shing Tsaan Huang, Gwo Dong Chen

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Abstract

In order to let students learn authentically, we provide an opportunity for them to learn naturally and apply knowledge by adding authentic learning experience in classrooms. We wanted to know whether integrating embodied interactions in authentic learning can enhance authentic learning experience, and even improve learning performance. In this research, we proposed a near-authentic environment that students can engage in a designed situation with their body movements. This study analyzed how this learning mechanic could enhance learning motivation or performance. We observed the subjects' perceptions of learning experience through the designed activity and examine whether they were engaging. This research uncovered that their intrinsic motivation was relatively high in this activity and there were some interesting behaviors among students' interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012
Pages557-559
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period4/07/126/07/12

Keywords

  • authentic learning experience
  • digital learning playground
  • embodied cognition
  • Kinect

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