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GARCEZ, Joyce Lara Araújo da Fonseca; MACIEL, Francimar Rodrigues  and  CARDOSO, Vânia Maria Batalha. Ergonomic considerations for media application in the educational environments of elementary school students. Prod. [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.2, pp. 284-295.  Epub Apr 05, 2012. ISSN 0103-6513.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132012005000014.

Educational technologies have been improvingfunctionally.The importance of these virtual environments in today's computerized world has a major emphasis concerning their educational, entertaining and working uses. Considering the use of technology in education as a pedagogical alternative involving playfulness and some matters facing Environmental Education, this research aims to analyze the applicability of ergonomics in digital educational interfaces for elementary school students. Regarding the ergonomics- a science capable of raising improvement issues related to the tool/interface/user system- the behavioral records, interviews, task assessments, systematic and unsystematic observations occurred in a multimedia laboratory in order to analyze the interfacial and cognitive factors that limit the users' interaction with mediatic interfaces.

Keywords : Educational technologies; Design; Ergonomics.

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