VWorld: an Immersive VR System for Learning Programming

The growing development and commercialization of Virtual Reality (VR) allow more children to get access to this technology. VR features a new, more emotional relevant experience with a sense of presence and high interactivity. In this paper, we present VWorld, an immersive VR system designed to boost children’s creativity and computational thinking skill. VWorld enables … Read more

AR-Maze: A Tangible Programming Tool for Children Based on AR Technology

Programming is an effective way to foster children’s computational thinking. We present AR-Maze, which is a novel tangible programming tool using Augmented Reality (AR) technology for young children. AR-Maze superposes constant feedback on the physical world and maintains a positive, low-cost learning environment. Using this system, children could create their own programs by arranging programming … Read more

ARCat:A tangible programming tool for DFS algorithm teaching

In this paper we present ARCat, a tangible programming tool designed to help children learn DFS algorithm with augmented reality technology. The tool help children use tangible programming cards to control a search process, rather than control visual characters directly. With the special design of tile semantics and real-time feedback, the cognitive load of the … Read more

TanCreator: A Tangible Tool for Children to Create Augmented Reality Games

In this paper, we present TanCreator, a tangible authoring tool which facilitates children to create games based on Augmented Reality (AR) and sensor technologies. Combining AR elements and sensors in games bridges virtual world with realistic surroundings closely together, providing more joyful and intuitive creating experiment for children. Children could boost their creativity via creating … Read more