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Effectiveness and Usability of a Developed Collaborative Online Tool for Children with ADHD

Sinnari, Doaa, Krause, Paul and Abulkhair, Maysoon (2019) Effectiveness and Usability of a Developed Collaborative Online Tool for Children with ADHD In: ArtsIT 2018 - 7th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation, 24-26 October 2018, Braga, Portugal.

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This study evaluated the effectiveness and usability of a developed collaborative online tool (chit-chat) for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We studied whether this tool influenced children’s Knowledge and experience exchange, motivation, behavioral abilities and social skills while using another learning tool, ACTIVATE. A total of seven Saudi children with ADHD aged from 6 to 8 years were assigned to the collaborative intervention using iPads. They were asked to play mini games that positively affect children with ADHD cognitively and behaviorally, then chat using our developed collaborative online tool, for three sessions. Progress points were measured and quantitatively analyzed before and after the intervention, thematic analysis was applied on the qualitative data. Participants showed improvements in overall performance when using the learning tool ACTIVATE. Ecollaboration was found to be effective to children with ADHD and positively influencing their knowledge, experience, motivation and social skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computer Science
Authors :
Sinnari, Doaa
Abulkhair, Maysoon
Date : 1 January 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords : ADHD; E-collaboration; Effectiveness; Usability
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 05 Feb 2020 14:48
Last Modified : 05 Feb 2020 15:18

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