Guest lecture: Pierre Tchounikine on educational software and design continued in use

The CHANGE research group and InterMedia invites to the guest lecture "Educational software and design continued in use", with professor Pierre Tchounikine from the University of Grenoble.

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Educational software may correspond to very different realities, with very different design processes and underlying assumptions and principles.

I will try to distinguish different cases. I will then focus on one of the many issues related to design, that of flexibility as a way to keep coherence with users’ practices and engagement in the task.

A possible approach to this issue is to offer users (students, teachers) with some means to “continue design in use”, i.e., adapt the system to their perspective in context.

I will present examples from personal on-going preliminary work exploring this issue.


Pierre Tchounikine, PhD, is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Grenoble (France).

He is presently leader of Grenoble’s research pluridisciplinary team dedicated to Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). He has been involved in the European Networks for Excellence Kaleidoscope and Stellar.

As a Computer Science researcher involved for many years in the TEL field, he has developed a specific interest in analyzing and conceptualizing the relations and issues related to the Computer Science dimensions of TEL seen as a pluridisciplinary field.

He recently published the book Computer Science and Educational Software design. A Resource for Multidisciplinary Work in Technology Enhanced Learning.

Published Sep. 24, 2012 10:27 PM - Last modified June 10, 2013 4:05 PM