Emerging Telepresence Technologies in Hybrid Learning Environments

Elmimouni, Houda, Hansen, John Paulin Paulin, Herring, Susan, Marcin, James, Orduna, Marta, Perez, Pablo, Rae, Irene, Read, Janet C orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7138-1643, Rode, Jennifer et al (2022) Emerging Telepresence Technologies in Hybrid Learning Environments. In: CHI EA '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, 29/4/22-5/6/22, New Orleans, USA.

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The last several years have seen a strong growth of telerobotic technologies with promising implications for many areas of learning. HCI has contributed to these discussions, mainly with studies on user experiences and user interfaces of telepresence robots. However, only a few telerobot studies have addressed everyday use in real-world learning environments. In the post-COVID 19 world, sociotechnical uncertainties and unforeseen challenges to learning in hybrid learning environments constitute a unique frontier where robotic and immersive technologies can mediate learning experiences. The aim of this workshop is to set the stage for a new wave of HCI research that accounts for and begins to develop new insights, concepts, and methods for use of immersive and telerobotic technologies in real-world learning environments. Participants are invited to collaboratively define an HCI research agenda focused on robot-mediated learning in the wild, which will require examining end-user engagements and questioning underlying concepts regarding telerobots for learning.

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