History of a Wireless Innovation: Using Rich Pictures to Design Sustainable Change
Barbara White, Jodi Tutty, Andrew Finegan, Charles Darwin University, Australia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Rich pictures, a tool for recording and reasoning about work contexts have been used extensively in one Australian university to document and analyse a three year wireless innovation that integrates technology ubiquitously into student learning environments. Four rich pictures, artifacts of analysis, developed at intervals over a three year period illustrate how the innovation has changed and developed, enabling the authors to more formally document the process. The cycle of learning and insight that the rich pictures have enabled illustrate how issues evolve during the period of an innovation and the importance of considering the broader contextual issues if an innovation is to be disseminated more widely. The authors have found that this very simple graphic tool provides a very powerful method for capturing the messy problematic nature of technology integration in learning contexts.
White, B., Tutty, J. & Finegan, A. (2007). History of a Wireless Innovation: Using Rich Pictures to Design Sustainable Change. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 587-595). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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