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MultiLearn builds upon prior research in shared computing by creating a multi-player educational game which incorporates multiple input and split-screen UI. We utilize inexpensive USB numeric keypads and explore their utility as an input device.

While related prior work has largely resulted in single-purpose applications, MultiLearn aims to provide a platform for collaborative learning which enables teachers to easily create multi-user educational content for their students, and analyze their students’ performance with minimal effort. Students’ performance is automatically tracked, so progress can be continuously evaluated, and class curricula adjusted, in the context of both the learning application and the classroom as a whole. This natural feedback loop empowers teachers to better educate their students.

Additionally, while existing solutions in this space are traditionally focused around shared-space use, MultiLearn splits the screen for each individual, allowing for our software to adapt to the skill level of each student and cater to their individual needs.





  • Evaluating an Adaptive Multi-User Educational Tool for Low-Resource Environments
    Emma Brunskill, Sunil Garg, Clint Tseng, Joyojeet Pal, Leah Findlater
    Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2010. Paper. (local PDF)

  • Examining Emergent Dominance Patterns in Multiple Input Based Educational Systems
    Clint Tseng, Sunil Garg, Heather Underwood, Leah Findlater, Richard Anderson, Joyojeet Pal
    Interaction Design for International Development, 2010. Paper. (local PDF)

  • Exploring Collaborative Learning Methods for Multiplayer Educational Games in Low Resource Environments
    Heather Underwood, Sunil Garg, Clint Tseng, Leah Findlater, Richard Anderson, Joyojeet Pal
    Computer Supported Collaborative Work, 2010. Poster. (local PDF, official PDF)

  • MultiMath: Using Numeric Keypads to Utilize Limited Computer Resources for Education
    Heather Underwood, Clint Tseng, Charlotte Robinson, Sunil Garg, Meera Lakshmanan, Richard Anderson, Joyojeet Pal
    Interaction Design and Children, 2009. Workshop Paper. (local PDF)

  • MultiMath: Numeric Keypads for Math Learning on Shared Personal Computers
    Sunil Garg, Charlotte Robinson, Clint Tseng, Heather Underwood, Richard Anderson, Joyojeet Pal
    Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 2009. Demo. (local PDF, official PDF)