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Supporting Early Literacy with Augmented Books - Experiences with an Exploratory Study

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Supporting Early Literacy with Augmented Books - Experiences with an Exploratory Study
: We here report on a study exploring the use of augmented books for early literacy education. Children aged 6-7 interacted alone and in pairs with an AR-book. The study was iterated with two groups with different reading skills and socio-economic backgrounds. Educators and researchers put hope in new technologies to enhance and support children’s learning. One such technology may be Augmented Reality, which allows the user to view and manipulate virtual 3D objects in a real-world environment. An area of high educational relevance is literacy as a basic cultural technique enabling participation in society. With interest in books declining educators need to explore means to boost children’s motivation to read and to support the development of reading skills. Augmented Reality (AR) provides an opportunity to integrate interactive sequences into books and to make them ‘come to life’. The notion of an ‘augmented book’ was proposed with the MagicBook [BK01] and inspires research...
Eva Hornecker, Andreas Dünser
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where GI
Authors Eva Hornecker, Andreas Dünser
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