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Children as unwitting end-user programmers

Petre, Marian and Blackwell, Alan (2007). Children as unwitting end-user programmers. In: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, 23-27 Sep 2007, Coeur d'Alène, Idaho.

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Abstract

Children who are active on the internet are performing significant design and programming activity without realising it, in the course of hacking little animations, game scripts and so on. What does such effortless learning suggest about how to support end-user programming? This paper presents observations of "unwitting" design and programming activity by a small group of teenagers, aged 12-17. It analyses their adoption and appropriation of technology, and discusses how such practices are embedded in social networks.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Extra Information: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
23-27 September 2007; Coeur d’Alène, Idaho
Edited by Philip Cox, John Hosking
ISBN-13: 978-0-7695-2987-5
Keywords: Internet; user interfaces; social networks
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 24641
Depositing User: Catherine McNulty
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2011 09:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2011 12:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24641
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