Anne-Marie Mann completed here PhD entitled The role of technology in the classroom: advantages, limitations and potential. While in SACHI she was supervised by Professor Aaron Quigley and Dr Uta Hinrichs. Her research explored the use educational technologies with children in a classroom context, with a specific interest in handwriting. Independent of her studies, during her time here she took part in the civic challenge programme EdinburghApps, run by the City of Edinburgh Council. Her work gave rise to a novel app that supports those recovering from addiction to find a way back into regular life and was the winner in the competitive “Health” category. The subsequent award led to the foundation of TM&R LTD and their ARC-app.
Some of her research publications include.
- Facilitator, functionary, friend or foe? Studying the role of iPads within learning activities across a school year
Mann, A-M., Hinrichs, U., Read, J. C. & Quigley, A. J. 7 May 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM Press – Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1833-1845
- Digital pen technology’s suitability to support handwriting learning, Mann, A-M., Hinrichs, U. & Quigley, A. J. 2015 The Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education. Hammond, T., Adler, A., Valentine, S. & Payton, M. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, p. 7-22 16 p. (Human-Computer Interaction Series)
- Children’s Creativity Lab: creating a ‘pen of the future’ Mann, A-M., Hinrichs, U. & Quigley, A. J. 11 Nov 2014 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACE 2014). ACM Press – Association for Computing Machinery, 9 p.
- Digital pen technology’s suitability to support handwriting learning, Mann, A-M., Hinrichs, U. & Quigley, A. J. 12 Mar 2014 WIPTTE 2014 The Eighth Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education. 9 p.