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Donker, Afke; Reitsma, Pieter – Computers and Education, 2007
Because there is little empirical data available on how well young children are able to use a computer mouse, the present study examined their proficiency in clicking on small objects at various positions on the screen and their skill in moving objects over the screen, using drag-and-drop and click-move-click. The participants were 104 children…
Descriptors: Young Children, Computer Literacy, Computer Peripherals, Kindergarten
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Chan, Liz M. Y.; Jones, Ann C.; Scanlon, Eileen; Joiner, Richard – Computers and Education, 2006
This paper concerns the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in music classrooms, with the focus on the secondary school music curriculum in the United Kingdom. In particular, it reports on a study of learners in a UK school using software designed to support practical music skills. The paper begins by briefly raising and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Music Education, Information Technology
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Gonzalez-Castano, F. J.; Garcia-Reinoso, J.; Gil-Castineira, F.; Costa-Montenegro, E.; Pousada-Carballo, J. M. – Computers and Education, 2005
In this paper, we propose an auxiliary "location network", to support user-independent context-awareness in educational data networks; for example, to help visitors in a museum. We assume that, in such scenarios, there exist "service servers" that need to be aware of user location in real-time. Specifically, we propose the implementation of a…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Users (Information)
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Habib, Mahmoud – Computers and Education, 1988
Describes a proposed computer system with voice synthesis for reading Arabic and English textual information for the visually impaired that is an alternative to Braille. The conversion of textual alphabet character information to geometrical shape symbols is explained, and peripheral equipment--including scanners and special keyboards--is…
Descriptors: Arabic, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Blindness, Braille