Shannon, G., Cunningham, S. J. (2009). Impact of classroom design on interactive whiteboard use in a special needs classroom. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction, 6-7 July 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (pp.1-4). New York: ACM.
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The physical environment of a classroom—how space is organized and controlled—impacts the use of technology within that setting. This paper presents the initial rationale for choosing an interactive whiteboard (IWB) as the platform for software designed to encourage play in primary students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. An observational study of normal classroom practice and of an installed version of the software uncovered factors in the physical installation of the IWB and its pedagogical use that negatively affect its potential use.
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