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ERIC Number: ED428744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 8
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Understanding Children through Visual Images on Their Webpages.
Leh, Amy Sheng Chieh
This study examined whether children communicate themselves via visual images and whether adults can better understand children by viewing images they use to express themselves. An extracurricular course was designed to help students become familiar with computers and the Internet; objectives included creating a word document, sending and reading e-mail, scanning a picture, searching the Internet, and creating a World Wide Web page. Subjects were 12 students ranging in age from eight to 13 years. Action research methods were used to conduct the study. Children were observed searching the Internet and asked why they favored certain Web sites. They were also observed developing their Web pages and asked to explain their designs. After the students completed their Web pages, the researcher downloaded the images and categorized them according to the students' names and genders. The number of pictures, animations, background colors, and text colors on the Web pages were calculated. Results indicated that the children were especially attracted to Web sites with many graphics or animation, and that girls and boys used very different visual images for their Web page development. The Web page template is included. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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