A 2D Physics Simulator as a Design Tool for a Children's Programming Environment

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dc.contributor.author Sheehan, Robert en
dc.contributor.author Read, J en
dc.contributor.editor Siemens, G en
dc.contributor.editor Fulford, C en
dc.coverage.spatial Honolulu, Hawaii, USA en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-02T01:02:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation ED-MEDIA 2009 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 22 Jun 2009 - 26 Jun 2009. Editors: Siemens G, Fulford C. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009. 1647-1652. 2009 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9735 en
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a 2D physics simulator for children used to gather information for a new programming environment for children incorporating a 2D physics component. It was developed to examine how children interact with such a simulator and how easily they could use the simulator to construct different physical objects such as seesaws, cars and bridges. Two different studies were conducted with children playing with the simulator. In the first, groups of children of ages 6-7 and 9-10 briefly worked with the simulator. This showed a few minor problems but also showed that the older children quickly overcame these problems and could construct requested objects without difficulty. The second included a questionnaire asking 10 and 11 year old children what they would make with such a program and what they would like their created objects to do. en
dc.relation.ispartof ED-MEDIA 2009 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 en
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dc.title A 2D Physics Simulator as a Design Tool for a Children's Programming Environment en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 1647 en
dc.description.version author's version en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: AACE en
pubs.author-url http://editlib.org/p/31698 en
pubs.end-page 1652 en
pubs.finish-date 2009-06-26 en
pubs.start-date 2009-06-22 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 94011 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Computer Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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