How to Revive Building Blocks by Digitization
Martti Havukainen, Keshav Gupta, University of Eastern Finland, Finland ; Charl Wolhuter, North West University, South Africa ; Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The importance of building blocks for learning and education through playful activities from a constructivist perspective is summarized on the basis of a comprehensive and critical literature review. The applications of building blocks are evident in art, education, social interaction, real world modeling, problem solving, common play and storytelling. Based ón twenty years of professional experience in special education we have shown that digitization of the building block games promotes accessibility and imagination capabilities while enabling diverse learning with automatic intervention and social collaboration.
Havukainen, M., Gupta, K., Wolhuter, C. & Sutinen, E. (2014). How to Revive Building Blocks by Digitization. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1131-1140). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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