Comparison of involvement between traditional and technology-assisted (Wii) physical activities in early childhood education

Gretchen H. Geng, Leigh P. Disney

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This study compared the differences of involvement scale between traditional and technology assisted physical activities. Seventeen (12 girls and 5 boys) 5-year-olds participated in both traditional running game (15 minutes) and Wii Fit jogging game (15 minutes). Observation was used to study the child's level of involvement. The study found that technology assisted physical activities involved participants higher than traditional activities in energy, facial expression & posture, persistence and the overall rating. This study also found that the 5-year-olds who like technology were involved more in technology assisted activities than traditional activities. This study concluded that technology-assisted tools have higher involvement level on the 5-year-olds' physical activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICETC 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
Subtitle of host publication2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
EditorsDr Venkatesh Mahadevan, Prof G.S. Tomar
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424463688
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Education Technology and Computer 2010 - Shanghai Convention Center, Shanghai, China
Duration: 22 Jun 201024 Jun 2010
Conference number: 2nd


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education Technology and Computer 2010
Abbreviated titleICETC 2010


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Wii
  • Physical Activity

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