Touch Screen Games: Software Providing Learning Activities, Curriculum Reinforcement, and Cause and Effect StimulationBy Emerson, Dan; Fu, Jay; NSF 2008 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 210-211
Publication Date: 2011
Description of computer software developed for an educational center for students with special needs. Touch Screen Games is built in Microsoft Visual Basic Express Edition 2005. It uses a fully active touch screen monitor and receives input from any device functioning as a computer mouse. Learning activities using Touch Screen Games include vocabulary, counting, tracing, ordering, and simple puzzle games. Vocabulary and counting activities present a number of objects to the user and display a choice of two possible answers, whereas tracing activities allow the user to follow directions and trace a pattern, and ordering and puzzle games use image dragging to make available different activities to the user. By using open source licensing, the software is available to any individual or group that can benefit from its use. Developed by an engineering student at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, its only cost was the touch screen monitor, which was approximately 330 dollars.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2008/Chapter%2012,%20University%20of%20Massachusetts%20Lowell.pdf
ISBN: ISBN 1-931280-15-0