USING HYPERMEDIA AS A SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL - Design and Evaluation of a Web Based Multimedia Framework for Primary School

Alessandro De Gloria, Massimiliano Margarone, Fabrizio Bracco

Abstract

Teaching children is a very critical task due to several factors. Attention in children is limited in time, very often the kind of information they face at school is conveyed in abstract and formal way and, most of all, it is not playful. Moreover, they have to deal with devices normally designed for adults (i.e. mouse and keyboard among all) and could have psychomotor difficulties to their firs use. For these reasons, the learning-by-doing approach, together with the edutainment philosophy, are ideal learning methods in courses designed for children. In this work we present a teaching framework based on the learning-by-doing approach to support several subjects in primary school curricula, especially computer science courses preparation, but also used successfully in foreign language courses preparation.

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De Gloria A., Margarone M. and Bracco F. (2007). USING HYPERMEDIA AS A SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL - Design and Evaluation of a Web Based Multimedia Framework for Primary School . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-79-5, pages 518-522. DOI: 10.5220/0001278705180522


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@conference{webist07,
author={Alessandro De Gloria and Massimiliano Margarone and Fabrizio Bracco},
title={USING HYPERMEDIA AS A SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL - Design and Evaluation of a Web Based Multimedia Framework for Primary School},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={518-522},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001278705180522},
isbn={978-972-8865-79-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,
TI - USING HYPERMEDIA AS A SUPPORT FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL - Design and Evaluation of a Web Based Multimedia Framework for Primary School
SN - 978-972-8865-79-5
AU - De Gloria A.
AU - Margarone M.
AU - Bracco F.
PY - 2007
SP - 518
EP - 522
DO - 10.5220/0001278705180522