Tangible user interface for pre-school children learning

Runcev, Kostadin and Koceska, Natasa and Atanasova-Pacemska, Tatjana (2017) Tangible user interface for pre-school children learning. In: Information Technology and Development of Education ITRO, 22 June 2017, Zrenjanin, Serbia.

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Abstract

New information technologies are giving rise to new possibilities in education even for the youngest. The use of innovative methods in education has the potential not only to improve education, but to generate interest in various areas, and to motivate children to learn better since they use multiple sensory modalities. The concept of tangible user interface (TUI) seems the ideal solution for preschool children. This paper presents the development and evaluation of an interactive educational game that uses tangible user interface. The application allows children to learn the characteristics and differences between animals, on a simple and easy way. They are able to manipulate the digital information by selecting and positioning physical object, representing the various animals. Developed application is augmented with the QR codes which enable the system to detect selected animal. The developed interactive educational game was evaluated with children in one kindergarten, and the results are presented in this article.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Natasa Koceska
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 11:36
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18518

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