Tangible programming elements for young children

Wyeth, P. and Purchase, H.C. (2002) Tangible programming elements for young children. In: Terveen, L. (ed.) Changing the World, Changing Ourselves: CHI 20 02, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A., 20-25 April, 2002: Extended Abstracts. Association for Computing Machinery: New York, USA, pp. 774-775. ISBN 9781581134544

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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.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purchase, Dr Helen
Authors: Wyeth, P., and Purchase, H.C.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery

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