Measuring students' flow experience in a multimodal learning environment: A case study

Christina Vasiliou, Andri Ioannou, Panayiotis Zaphiris

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Abstract

This research paper focuses on the relationship between flow experience and multimodal learning environments. Flow experience has been defined as the state in which an individual feels completely absorbed and fully engaged in an activity. This concentration and complete engagement can lead to optimal learning. Several scholars in the areas of distance learning [2] and game-based learning [3] highlighted the relationship between high levels of flow experience and the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning environments. Yet, this theory has not been applied in the area of multimodal learning environments, were multiple forms of technologies are provided to collocated learners. The purpose of the present study was, by studying an HCI course, to explore learners' flow experience and to understand the affordances of that promote flow experience. Findings suggest that flow experience does exist in collaborative activities within a multimodal learning environments and that it offers a useful construct to understand the affordances of technology in similar learning environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and Collaboration Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning and Developing Novel Learning Experiences - First International Conference, LCT 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages346-357
Number of pages12
Volume8523
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783319074818
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8523 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period22/06/1427/06/14

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