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ERIC Number: EJ890200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4278
An HCI Approach to Computing in the Real World
Yardi, Sarita; Krolikowski, Pamela; Marshall, Taneshia; Bruckman, Amy
Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, v8 n3 Article 9 Oct 2008
We describe the implementation of a six-week course to teach Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) to high school students. Our goal was to explore the potential of HCI in motivating students to pursue future studies in related computing fields. Participants in our course learned to make connections between the types of technology they use in their daily lives and the design processes that went into creating these technologies. We suggest that by portraying computing through the lens of HCI, as an innovative, creative, and challenging field with authentic, real-world applications, we may be able to motivate students to become more interested in computing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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