Title: MS-Kinect in the development of educational games for preschoolers

Authors: Raul Marcelo Lozada; Luis Rivera Escriba; Fernando T. Molina Granja

Addresses: Faculty of Systems Engineering and Informatics, National University Major of San Marcos, Lima, Perú; Faculty of Engineering and Electronics, Polytechnic School of Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador ' Scientific Computing Group, State University of North Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ' Faculty of Engineering, National University of Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador

Abstract: The fast development of several programming tools has enabled researchers to explore interactive technology targeting various areas of human knowledge. Despite the several studies about the benefits of using the interactive technologies in the educational field, it is necessary to generalise these affirmations through of field studies that determine how those devices facilitate and improve teaching and learning. This research aims to apply an MS-Kinect-based learning system in a real pre-school environment and based on the results of this experiment, to answer some questions related to the motivational impact, effectiveness and acceptance of the teacher in teaching and learning process. This research uses a MS-Kinect-based learning system and several children's educational games in an initial stage of studies; the developed learning system has been tested in two preschool education centres and was evaluated positively. In the field test, the learning system evaluation was determined to have a mean 95.5% acceptance rate and a mean 93.18% utility rate.

Keywords: preschoolers education; Kinect; human-computer interaction; HCI; learning game.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2018.098500

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2018 Vol.13 No.4, pp.277 - 305

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 15 Mar 2019 *

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