Learning through intuitive interface: A case study on preschool learning

Lai, Ngan Kuen and Ang, Tan Fong and Por, Lip Yee and Liew, Chee Sun (2018) Learning through intuitive interface: A case study on preschool learning. Computers & Education, 126. pp. 443-458. ISSN 0360-1315, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.08.015.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.08.015


For a child, playing is not only an act of fun, but also a way of learning. Long hours of study in a classroom without playing only serve to make the children detest learning. A current interest of research is to integrate the learning process with the latest technology to engage children with learning and playing. Game-based learning (GBL) is one of the approaches that utilises the gaming environment to attract the student's attention and increase participation throughout the process of learning. We proposed an intervention program that used voice and gesture-based interactive virtual learning environment (VGVLE) based on GBL framework to teach colour and shape to preschool children. The program with quasi-experimental design (N = 84) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in promoting preschool learning when compared with the traditional classroom teaching approach. Our findings show that pre-schoolers who learnt with the proposed approach surpassed those who learnt with the classroom approach. Besides that, the gap in learning performance was also reduced.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Research Grant ( RP002D-13ICT )
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Colour; Game; Learning; Shape
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 03:04
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 03:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21558

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