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Educational software for children


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Girard, S. and Johnson, H., 2009. Educational software for children. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine - IHM '09. New York: ACM, pp. 259-262.

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Abstract

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.

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Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsGirard, S.and Johnson, H.
DOI10.1145/1629826.1629868
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
StatusPublished
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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