Denise Filippo

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A forum is a valuable tool to foster reflection in an in-depth discussion; however, it forces the course mediator to continually pay close attention in order to coordinate learners' activities. Moreover, monitoring a forum is time consuming given that it is impossible to know in advance when new messages are going to be posted. Additionally, a forum may be(More)
Based on the 3C Collaboration Model, this article descries the mapping of a variety of collaboration forms onto interrelationships between communication, coordination and cooperation. In order to investigate how to provide computational support for these three functional collaboration dimensions the analysis shifts from the interrelationships between these(More)
This paper investigates Hey yaa, a haptic wearable interaction system that allows sensory-motor communication through vibration. The system allows users to call each other attention through haptic sensation, without using voice or vision. Hey yaa, thereby, meets the special needs of the hearing impaired and works as an assistive technological solution to(More)
This work presents a collaborative educational game, Time2Play, developed in Second Life, which allows the creation of stories in a collaborative fashion, offering a new form of expression in education. This game is projected for children from 7 to 12 years old, enabling them to express their creativity and imagination by creating and enacting stories of(More)
In this work, notifications to provide learners and mediators of an online course with awareness information regarding the unfolding of forums and other participants' activities are investigated. In an asynchronous setting, participants need to check the forum frequently to know if there are new messages and whether and when mediators and learners are(More)
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