Ad hoc vs. Organised Orchestration: A Comparative Analysis of Technology-driven Orchestration Approaches

Phiri, Lighton and Meinel, Christoph and Suleman, Hussein (2016) Ad hoc vs. Organised Orchestration: A Comparative Analysis of Technology-driven Orchestration Approaches, Proceedings of IEEE Eighth International Conference on Technology for Education, December 2016, Mumbai, India, 200-203, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, IEEE.

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Abstract

The use of technology to orchestrate learning activities in formal learning spaces is becoming commonplace. However, orchestration is arguably conducted in an ad hoc manner. This paper presents a comparative analysis between ad hoc orchestration---using the PortableApps platform---and organised orchestration---using an implemented workbench user interface. The effectiveness and impact on teaching experience of the two orchestration approaches was evaluated using a within-subjects controlled study involving 55 participants. The results show that learning activities were orchestrated 21% faster with the workbench than using the ad hoc approach. The AttrakDiff 2 responses for the workbench approach scored higher means for all dimensions. The results suggest that participants were more effective when orchestrating activities using the workbench than when using the ad hoc orchestration technique. The results further show a more positive user experience when using the organised approach.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational Technology, Orchestration, Technology Enhanced Learning
Subjects: Social and professional topics > Professional topics > Computing education
Alternate Locations: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/T4E.2016.48
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:32
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1128

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