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Contribution to Book
Mobile Collaboration for Young Children
IDC '07 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (2007)
  • Jerry Alan Fails, University of Maryland
Abstract
Social interaction and collaboration are essential to the emotional and cognitive development of young children [40]. Constructionism [32] is a learning theory where children learn as they build or construct a public artifact. Creative activities that promote collaboration, especially those based on principles of constructionism, provide enhanced learning opportunities for young children. Mobile devices can support the learning experience as children can create artifacts in various contexts. The proposed research incorporates collaboration, constructionism, children, stories and mobile technologies; specifically investigating developmentally appropriate interfaces to support mobile collaboration for young children. 
Keywords
  • children,
  • mobile devices and computing,
  • collaboration,
  • narrative systems,
  • constructionism,
  • stories
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Editor
Mikael B. Skov
Publisher
Association of Computing Machinery
ISBN
9781595937476
DOI
10.1145/1297277.1297324
Citation Information
Jerry Alan Fails. "Mobile Collaboration for Young Children" New YorkIDC '07 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (2007) p. 181 - 184
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jerry-fails/41/