Democratizing Children's Engagement with the Internet of Things through ConnectUs

Zuzanna Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt, Venus Shum

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Abstract / Description of output

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT), through which billions of everyday objects are becoming embedded with the abilities to sense their environment, compute data, and wirelessly connect to other devices, has been widely recognized as the new disruptive technology of our time. The predicted ubiquity of connected devices indicates that IoT technologies are quickly becoming an important part of the digital fluency curriculum, however, no research yet exists on suitable pedagogical approaches for teaching children about the IoT. The current research explores the design and deployment of a pedagogical approach and associated tangible toolkit, ConnectUs, that will enable 10-13 year old children to explore and design for the Internet of Things.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages133–136
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2016
EventThe 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016), colocated with ISWC 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp '16
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

ConferenceThe 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016), colocated with ISWC 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/09/1616/09/16

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • tangible interfaces
  • codeme
  • connectus
  • internet of things
  • playful learning
  • ubiquitous computing
  • senseme

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