They Are Looking... Why Not Interacting? Understanding Interaction around the Public Display of Community Sourced Videos

  • João Casal
  • Rui José
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8867)


In this paper, we study the extent to which the presentation of pedagogical videos on a public display at a communal space of the school is able to promote engagement around those videos. The videos were produced by students from the school itself. Using a mobile application, students could rate, create comments or simply bookmark videos. The evaluation of the platform is made through logs analysis, direct observation and a collective interview with end-users. The results show that even though the videos were able to attract many students to the display, there were not many of them that actually used the application to interact with content. In the final discussion, we explore some of the reasons that may justify this behavior and also the extent to which these videos have managed to foster students’ curiosity towards their topics.


Mobile Application Communal Space Public Display Pedagogical Video Audience Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Casal
    • 1
  • Rui José
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro AlgoritmiUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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