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ERIC Number: EJ846682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Animatronics, Children and Computation
Sempere, Andrew
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n4 p11-21 2005
In this article, we present CTRL_SPACE: a design for a software environment with companion hardware, developed to introduce preliterate children to basic computational concepts by means of an animatronic face, whose individual features serve as an analogy for a programmable object. In addition to presenting the environment, this article briefly discusses the reasons and methods used to reach a set of guidelines, which were in turn used to develop the prototype system that CTRL_SPACE is based on. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A