Educational software for children


Girard, S. and Johnson, H., 2009. Educational software for children. New York: ACM, pp. 259-262.

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This paper is concerned with the investigationof children's use of direct manipulation mouse interaction styles when using educational software. The results of an experiment comparing two interaction styles (point-and-click and point-and-select) are presented. The context for the study relates to OLM educational software, 'Multipliotest', aimed at assisting children's learning of multiplications in French primary schools. A class of 24 children (aged 7 to 9 years old, level CE2) played two versions of this multiplication game, each version utilizing a differnt interaction style.


Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
CreatorsGirard, S.and Johnson, H.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
ID Code27804
Additional InformationIHM'09: 21st International Conference on Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine, Grenoble, France, October 13-16, 2009.


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