Effectiveness of educational technology in early mathematics education: A systematic literature review
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Sandy Verbruggen, Fien Depaepe, Joke Torbeyns (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 9, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Not too young to learn about the news: Best formats to educate about journalism in digital platforms
Publication date: Available online 4 November 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Ioli Campos (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 5, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The SEEDS pedagogy: Designing a new pedagogy for preschools using a technology-based toolkit
Publication date: Available online 28 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Nadine Dittert, Klaus Thestrup, Sarah Robinson (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 30, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Designing for oral storytelling practices at home: A parental perspective
Publication date: Available online 29 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Asimina Vasalou, Sara Kalantari, Natalia Kucirkova, Yvonne Vezzoli (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 30, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Designing with Genes in Early Childhood: An exploratory user study of the tangible CRISPEE technology
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Amanda Strawhacker, Clarissa Verish, Orit Shaer, Marina Umaschi Bers (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 24, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Lessons for child–computer interaction studies following the research challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic
Publication date: December 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 26Author(s): Natalia Kucirkova, Cecilie Evertsen-Stanghelle, Ingunn Studsrød, Ida Bruheim Jensen, Ingunn Størksen (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Exploring technology-oriented Fab Lab facilitators’ role as educators in K-12 education: Focus on scaffolding novice students’ learning in digital fabrication activities
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Kati Pitkänen, Megumi Iwata, Jari Laru (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 19, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Sociomateriality of collaboration within a small team in secondary school maker-centered learning project
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Varpu Mehto, Sini Riikonen, Kaiju Kangas, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Child–Computer Interaction in times of a pandemic
Publication date: December 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 26Author(s): Alissa N. Antle, Christopher Frauenberger (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 13, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Movement forward: The continued growth of Child–Computer Interaction research
Publication date: December 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 26Author(s): Michail N. Giannakos, Michael S. Horn, Janet C. Read, Panos Markopoulos (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 10, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Movement forward: The continued growth of Child-Computer Interaction research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Michail N. Giannakos, Michael S. Horn, Janet C. Read, Panos Markopoulos (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 9, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Lessons for child-computer interaction studies following the research challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Natalia Kucirkova, Cecilie Evertsen-Stanghelle, Ingunn Studsrød, Ida Bruheim Jensen, Ingunn Størksen (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 9, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Child-Computer Interaction in times of a pandemic
Publication date: Available online 5 October 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Alissa N. Antle, Christopher Frauenberger (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 7, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

STEAM in Oulu: Scaffolding the development of a Community of Practice for local educators around STEAM and digital fabrication
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Iván Sánchez Milara, Kati Pitkänen, Jari Laru, Megumi Iwata, Marta Cortés Orduña, Jukka Riekki (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - September 23, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

How is learning scaffolded in library makerspaces?
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Árni Már Einarsson, Morten Hertzum (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - September 18, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - September 4, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

“Which apps are good for my children?”: How the parents of young children select apps
Publication date: Available online 26 August 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Rita Brito, Patrícia Dias (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - August 27, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

How connectivity affects otherwise traditional toys? A functional analysis of Hello Barbie
Publication date: Available online 27 July 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Pekka Mertala (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - July 28, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Patterns in informal and non-formal science learning activities for children–A Europe-wide survey study
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Gabriella Tisza, Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Dimitra Christidou, Netta Iivari, Marianne Kinnula, Iro Voulgari (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - July 15, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Learning machine learning with very young children: Who is teaching whom?
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Henriikka Vartiainen, Matti Tedre, Teemu Valtonen (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volumes 23–24Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 11, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Feasibility of TOWI as a cognitive training video game for children
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Marcos F. Rosetti, Maria F. Gómez-Tello, Cesar Maya, Rogelio Apiquian (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - May 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Advancements on Child–Computer Interaction research: Contributions from IDC 2018
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Michail Giannakos, Michael Stephen Horn, Elisa Rubegni (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - April 29, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Advancements on Child-Computer Interaction research: Contributions from IDC 2018
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Michail Giannakos, Michael Stephen Horn, Elisa Rubegni (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - April 19, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Age-appropriate password “best practice” ontologies for early educators and parents
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Suzanne Prior, Karen Renaud (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - April 8, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Relating to materials in digital fabrication: Transform materials to transform yourself
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Laura Malinverni, Marie-Monique Schaper, Cristina Valero (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - March 19, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Students’ attitudes towards robotics and STEM: Differences based on gender and robotics experience
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Sevda Kucuk, Burak Sisman (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - March 19, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Mapping child–computer interaction research through co-word analysis
This study quantifies the thematic landscape of the CCI field and elaborates on emerging topics as these are manifested in publications in the two primary venues of the CCI field, namely the proceedings of the annual IDC conference and the International Journal of CCI. Overall, a total of 1059 articles, and their respective 2445 unique, author-assigned keywords, are included in our analyses — all papers have been published between 2003 and 2018. The results indicate that the community has focused (i.e., high frequency keywords) in areas including Participatory Design, Tangibles, Design, Education, Coding, and Making....
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - February 13, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Mapping child-computer interaction research through co-word analysis
This study quantifies the thematic landscape of the CCI field and elaborates on emerging topics as these are manifested in publications in the two primary venues of the CCI field, namely the proceedings of the annual IDC conference and the International Journal of CCI. Overall, a total of 1059 articles, and their respective 2445 unique, author-assigned keywords, are included in our analyses - all papers have been published between 2003 and 2018. The results indicate that the community has focused (i.e., high frequency keywords) in areas including Participatory Design, Tangibles, Design, Education, Coding, and Making. These...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - February 4, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Responses to hotspots during parent–child shared reading of eBook
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Soaad M. AbdelhadiAbstractThis research aimed to investigate the impact of eBook design on parents-preschooler dyads’ responses to hotspots (clickable locations on the screen that activate animations and/or sounds) during shared reading of mathematics-related eBooks. Two eBooks were designed and compared. Hotspots in the math eBook condition guided joint attention to mathematically-related activated features; while hotspots in the emotion-action eBook condition guided joint attention to emotions an...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - December 29, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 22Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 24, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 22Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 24, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Bridging the gap in mobile interaction design for children with disabilities: Perspectives from a pediatric speech language pathologist
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Yao Du, Katie SalenAbstractSpeech language pathologists (SLPs) work with children with diverse types of disabilities. Their clinical knowledge and experience using mobile technology can inform child-computer researchers novel design techniques to facilitate communication and learning for children with disabilities. This paper presents perspectives from an SLP through an overview of design challenges and opportunities for children with communication impairments across disciplines such as instructional desi...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 8, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

What they can and cannot: A meta-analysis of research on touch and multi-touch gestures by two to seven-year-olds
Publication date: Available online 4 November 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Uthpala Samarakoon, Hakim Usoof, Thilina HalolluwaAbstractThere is growing interest in understanding to what extent small children can use multi-touch technologies as there is much scope for using the same to support their educational activities. Touch gesture performance is one of the main desired elements in touch-based e-learning systems designed for children aged two to seven. Accumulated research on touch gesture performance by children has identified several common and frequently used gestures that ...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A review of selected methods, techniques and tools in Child–Computer Interaction (CCI) developed/adapted to support children’s involvement in technology development
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Damyanka Tsvyatkova, Cristiano StorniAbstractChild–Computer Interaction (CCI) explores the design of systems that reflect the nature of children’s growth and cognitive development, and the opportunity for children’s involvement in the design process through developing their own technology in collaboration with researchers and designers. In this paper, we focus on the potential roles played by children in the design process, and we review various CCI methods, techniques, and tools that ha...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - November 3, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A review of selected methods, techniques and tools in Child-Computer Interaction (CCI) developed/adapted to support children’s involvement in technology development
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Damyanka Tsvyatkova, Cristiano StorniAbstractChild-Computer Interaction (CCI) explores the design of systems that reflect the nature of children’s growth and cognitive development, and the opportunity for children’s involvement in the design process through developing their own technology in collaboration with researchers and designers. In this paper, we focus on the potential roles played by children in the design process, and we review various CCI methods, techniques, and tools that have bee...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 22, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Children’s design recommendations for online safety education
We report the results of the workshops and further analyze the results using the lens of Schwartz’s theory of basic human values. Based on the analysis, we recommend that child-computer interaction designers and practitioners of online safety education acknowledge the following when developing educational packages on online safety for children’s use: considering both children’s and educators’ objectives and related values; integrating aspects of children’s own media culture; including more concrete advice; having a positive tone; and, engaging both children and teachers in the design and evalu...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - October 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Parental involvement and attitudes towards young Greek children’s mobile usage
This study presents the main findings from a research conducted with 293 families in Greece between September 2018 and November 2018. It reports on parents’ perceptions regarding children’s usage of smart mobile technologies both at the home and the kindergarten context. The study results show that most of the parents have positive attitudes towards the use of these technologies. Parents want to support their children’s learning and seek to provide a stimulating home learning environment for them. Parents’ answers seem to differentiate depending on socioeconomic background, age and education. Older ...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - August 9, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Prosocial games for inclusion: Interaction patterns and game outcomes for elementary-aged children
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Sarah Parsons, Efstathia Karakosta, Michael Boniface, Simon CrowleAbstractThere is good evidence that children’s prosocial skills are positively associated with health, well-being, and academic outcomes. Games-based approaches have demonstrated strong potential for teaching prosocial skills in both digital and non-digital formats. However, much of this research focuses on middle-childhood and adolescence and is based on self-reports from teachers, children, and parents. This paper reports on the pilot...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - August 6, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 21Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - July 31, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Embedded figures in stories (EFiS): A method to observe preschoolers’ interactions with spatial manipulatives
This study mainly contributes to design methods to extract age specific knowledge about very young children’s spatial thinking skills, which lay a basis for further STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) achievements. (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - July 9, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

The scope of autonomy when teaching computational thinking in primary school
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Niklas Carlborg, Markus Tyrén, Carl Heath, Eva ErikssonAbstractDuring the 21st century, there has been an increased interest in the field of computational thinking as a consequence of the ever faster technical development. However, educating future generations in programming and computational thinking is not trivial. Many different platforms and teaching approaches can be used for this purpose. Inspired by the UK initiative with BBC micro:bit, this paper strives to identify what may be important to con...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - July 4, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Children’s embodied intuitive interaction — Design aspects of embodiment
This study has explored embodiment for intuitive interaction in children. The research question for the study was: what is the role of design aspects of embodiment in facilitation of intuitive interaction in children in the context of tactile interactions. The study identified the extent to which design aspects of embodiment facilitate intuitive interaction in children. An observational study with 108 children (55 girls and 53 boys) was carried out. Half of them played with physical Jenga and the other half played with a virtual Jenga.The physical Jenga demonstrated more intuitive interactions than the equivalent virtual i...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Children’s agency by design: Design parameters for personalization in story-making apps
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Natalia KucirkovaAbstractThe importance of children’s agency in the use of technologies is well-established but it continues to be challenged with applications that automatically personalize children’s content. This paper integrates educational theory of personalisation with the design principles and empirical work of a story-making app (OS) that places a child’s agency at the centre of its design. The impact of a series of studies with the OS app is summarized and implications for future d...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 20, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Children’s embodied intuitive interaction –Design aspects of embodiment
This study has explored embodiment for intuitive interaction in children. The research question for the study was: what is the role of design aspects of embodiment in facilitation of intuitive interaction in children in the context of tactile interactions. The study identified the extent to which design aspects of embodiment facilitate intuitive interaction in children. An observational study with 108 children (55 girls and 53 boys) was carried out. Half of them played with physical Jenga and the other half played with a virtual Jenga.The physical Jenga demonstrated more intuitive interactions than the equivalent virtual i...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Learning from the real and the virtual worlds: Educational use of augmented reality in early childhood
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Cansu Oranç, Aylin C. KüntayAbstractAmong the latest commercial technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) applications are becoming widely available for preschoolers. AR applications with educational features offer an exciting and unique learning experience by blurring the boundaries between the real world that children are in and the virtual world on the screen. Nonetheless, effects of blending these two worlds on children’s learning and the cognitive mechanisms underlying their learning with A...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - June 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Empowering educators by developing professional practice in digital fabrication and design thinking
This study investigates how development of professional practice can be conducted to empower teachers and principals to implement DF and DT activities in schools. Initially, the paper gives an overview of nine educational initiatives in the field, followed by a closer examination of the Danish FabLab@SCHOOLdk organisation. The paper identifies the different PD programmes aimed at empowering in-service teachers, pedagogues, and principals in the field of DF and DT. As the main contribution to the research community, the study identifies five important stakeholders that are supporting and operating in synergy inside the FabL...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - May 29, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Going beyond performance scores: Understanding cognitive–affective states in Kindergarteners and application of framework in classrooms
We present findings on the reliable markers within these sources across tasks. Results reveal that such a triangulation offers deeper insights into the cognitive–affective state of the learner. As a follow-up study, we explored the feasibility of employing this method in classrooms with 36 children between 11–13 years to understand the effect of interactivity on learning across three viewing conditions namely, screen, magic window and immersive virtual reality (VR) using Google Cardboard. Results confirmed the feasibility of running such studies and the additional value of employing a host of measures to evalua...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - May 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Coding games and robots to enhance computational thinking: How collaboration and engagement moderate children’s attitudes?
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Kshitij Sharma, Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Michail GiannakosAbstractCollaboration and engagement while coding are vital elements for children, yet very little is known about how children’s engagement and collaboration impact their attitudes toward coding activities. The goal of the study is to investigate how collaboration and engagement moderate children’s attitudes about coding activities. To do so, we designed an study with 44 children (between 8 and 17 years old) who participated in a full-day codi...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - May 7, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 20Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction)
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - April 30, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research