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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI
Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Source : Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018
ISBN : 9781538660492
Keywords : Design considerations, Educational technology, Engineering education, ICT4D, Optimal locations, Pedagogical tools, Pilot tests, Regional planning, Rural areas, Rural development, rural india, Sanitation, serious games, Tangible user interfaces, Teaching, User interfaces
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work
Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
Department : Social Work
Year : 2018
Abstract : Tangible user interfaces offer a new medium for education in rural India, helped by its low barrier for entry for the digitally illiterate. In this paper we discuss the design considerations amp; the pedagogical settings for a tangible environment to teach the skill of surveying optimal locations for toilets and soak pits. We also discuss findings from the pilot test of the technology with 10 women from rural India. This technology is intended as a pedagogical tool instead of being a full blown 'serious game' so as to bring the focus on the conversations and discussion prompted by the technology, than on the technology itself.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Unnikrishnan and Rao R. Bhavani, “Tangible user interface for sanitation education in rural India : design and preliminary observations”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018