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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 41353
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Education, programming, children, tangible interface
DOI: 10.1145/506443.506591
ISBN: 1581134541
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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