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Comparison of involvement between traditional and technology-assisted (Wii) physical activities in early childhood education

Geng, Gretchen H. and Disney, Leigh P. (2010). Comparison of involvement between traditional and technology-assisted (Wii) physical activities in early childhood education. In: ICETC 2010. International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, China, 22-24 June 2010.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 81704288xPUB450
Author Geng, Gretchen H.
Disney, Leigh P.
Title Comparison of involvement between traditional and technology-assisted (Wii) physical activities in early childhood education
Conference Name ICETC 2010. International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
Conference Location China
Conference Dates 22-24 June 2010
Conference Publication Title ICETC 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
Place of Publication China
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication Year 2010
Volume Number 1
ISBN 978-1-4244-6367-1   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page V1-118
End Page V1-122
Total Pages 5
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This study compared the differences of involvement scale between traditional and technology assisted physical activities. Seventeen (12 girls and 5 boys) 5-year-olds participated in both traditional running game (15 minutes) and Wii Fit jogging game (15 minutes). Observation was used to study the child's level of involvement. The study found that technology assisted physical activities involved participants higher than traditional activities in energy, facial expression & posture, persistence and the overall rating. This study also found that the 5-year-olds who like technology were involved more in technology assisted activities than traditional activities. This study concluded that technology-assisted tools have higher involvement level on the 5-year-olds' physical activities.
Keyword Early childhood education
Physical activities
Wii
Additional Notes 10.1109/ICETC.2010.5529288
Description for Link Link to conference paper
URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5529288
 
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