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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine - IHM '09|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|