Why alone? Sensing children's social interactions in the playground

Maria José Ferreira, Ana Caraban, Olga Lyra, Vitor Belim, Evangelos Karapanos

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Abstract

Inclusive education, or the idea of 'one school for all' has received wide interest in recent years, yet researchers have criticised a lack of empirical evidence on how exclusion is manifested in pupils' behaviours. This paper presents Proximy, a mobile app that senses children's social interactions during free play through sampling the Bluetooth signal strength (RSSI) of nearby devices. We present the design of Proximy and our preliminary social network analysis from a 3-week deployment with 137 seven-to-ten year old students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Other

OtherACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15

Keywords

  • Inclusive education
  • Mobile sensing
  • Social sensing

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    Ferreira, M. J., Caraban, A., Lyra, O., Belim, V., & Karapanos, E. (2015). Why alone? Sensing children's social interactions in the playground. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 209-212). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2800921