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Peacemaking Affordances of Shareable Interfaces: A Provocative Essay on Using Technology for Social Change

  • Andri Ioannou
  • Chrystalla Antoniou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10295)

Abstract

This article is a provocative essay on the topic of educational applications of shareable interfaces, with a focus on the use of multitouch interactive tabletops in peacemaking school initiatives. Based on the already researched affordances of tabletops in education, as well as promising empirical results from the limited application of this technology in peacemaking contexts, the authors of this manuscript would argue for the integration and further investigation of interactive tabletops in peacemaking school initiatives, pushing the boundaries of the technology to positively influence our societies.

Keywords

Peacemaking Peacebuilding Peace education Technology enhanced learning Peace and technology Multitouch tabletops Shareable interfaces 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors acknowledge funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme through NOTRE project (H2020-TWINN-2015, Grant Agreement Number: 692058).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cyprus Interaction Lab, Department of Multimedia and Graphic ArtsCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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