Keyboard Island Adventure : Development and Evaluation of a Japanese Language Keyboard Learning System with an Integral Test Function for Elementary School Children Keyboard Island Adventure : Development and Evaluation of a Japanese Language Keyboard Learning System with an Integral Test Function for Elementary School Children

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Author(s)

    • HORITA Tatsuya
    • Research and Development Division, National Institute of Multimedia Education

Abstract

We developed the "Keyboard Island Adventure", Japanese language keyboard learning system for elementary school children. In order to improve the speed and accuracy of input, the design principles of the learning system include a test function. For two months from May 2003, the system was evaluated by 1,897 children from 19 elementary schools, and before the official launch, we revised the test levels and adjusted the system to support large-scale access. The system was released free of charge to elementary school children nationwide in September 2003, and until March 2004, the site was used by 52,326 children. When we analyzed the study history of the students in grades 3 to 6 which represented the greatest number who registered, we found that the system improved the speed and accuracy of the children's Japanese language keyboard input, and that the test function helped to improve their level.

Journal

  • Educational technology research

    Educational technology research 29(1-2), 85-95, 2006

    Japan Society for Educational Technology

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006793695
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00174437
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    0387-7434
  • Data Source
    CJP  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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