ERIC Number: EJ558631
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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A Computing Experience to Motivate Children to Complex Performances.
Howland, Jane; Laffey, Jim; Espinosa, Linda M.
Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, v8 n4 p291-311 1997
Investigated second graders' ability and motivation to create and manipulate simulations using KidSim software. Found that using KidSim was a motivating experience and the students were able to develop complex simulations. The dominant motivational factors were the freedom to create original characters and the rules to direct them. Other motivators were fantasy, challenge, curiosity, and personal ownership. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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