Educational software for children

Sylvie Girard, Hilary Johnson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine - IHM '09
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages259-262
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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