Our publication about “Nintendo Wii Remote Controller in the classroom. A report on the Development and Evaluation of a Demonstrator Kit for e-Teaching” is now published in the Journal Computer and Informatics.
Increasing availability of game based technologies together with advances in Human–Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering provides new challenges to virtual environments for their utilization in e-Teaching. Consequently, a goal is to provide learners with the equivalent of practical learning experiences, whilst, at the same time, supporting creativity for both teachers and learners. Current market surveys showed that the Wii remote controller (Wiimote) is more wide spread than standard Tablet PCs and is the most used computer input device worldwide, which, given its collection of sensors, accelerometers and Bluetooth technology, makes it of great interest for HCI experiments in the area of e-Learning and e-Teaching. In this paper we discuss the importance of gestures for teaching and describe the design and development of a low-cost demonstrator kit for the Wiimote in order to demonstrate that gestures can enhance the quality of the lecturing process.