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ERIC Number: EJ1030082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Sharing Personalised Stories on iPads: A Close Look at One Parent-Child Interaction
Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron; Flewitt, Rosie
Literacy, v47 n3 p115-122 Nov 2013
Little is known about how specific iPad applications affect parent-child story-sharing interactions. This study utilises a case-study approach to provide an insight into the patterns of interaction, which emerge when a mother and her 33-month-old daughter share a self-created, audio-visual "iPad story". Multimodal analysis allowed us to gain insights into the complex interaction patterns orchestrated in this new, personalised story-sharing medium. We found that the app-mediated story-sharing context produced a harmonious and smooth interaction, achieving a coherence that is typical of "happy" oral stories. We suggest that the observed interaction resembles that of experiencing a piece of art, and we highlight the need for a holistic approach to understanding the implications for research and practice of children's interactions during multimedia story sharing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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