Tangible programming elements for young children
Wyeth, Peta & Purchase, Helen C. (2002) Tangible programming elements for young children. In Changing the World, Changing Ourselves : CHI 2002 : Extended Abstracts, ACM, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 774-775.
Tangible programming elements offer the dynamic and programmable properties of a computer without the complexity introduced by the keyboard, mouse and screen. This paper explores the extent to which programming skills are used by children during interactions with a set of tangible programming elements: the Electronic Blocks. An evaluation of the Electronic Blocks indicates that children become heavily engaged with the blocks, and learn simple programming with a minimum of adult support.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Education, programming, children, tangible interface|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Computer Science|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 ACM|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2011 08:56|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:56|
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