In this project, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is collaborating with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine to develop a novel collaborative environment for group based learning in the classroom.
Here, a multi-touch table for group discussions is linked to individual tablets of the students via a wireless client-server architecture. Digital content can be examined, passed between clients, and annotated using both the touch table as well as the tablets. Intuitive touch gestures are used as an easy way of interaction with the learning material provided by the teacher.
In a pre-session, a web based teacher client is used to prepare the lecture materials (e.g. questions, support materials, session timings). The teacher starts the session and the teacher client deploys the session to the touch table. The students log into the session with their tablet clients. They can e.g. access the questions, browse lecture materials on the touch table and may send annotations between both clients back and forth. The table is then used to compile and submit answers to the teacher.