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ERIC Number: EJ1097990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Motivating Grade 1 Children to Read: Exploring the Role of Choice, Curiosity, and Challenge in Mobile Ebooks
Ciampa, Katia
Reading Psychology, v37 n5 p665-705 2016
A pre-experimental case study design was used to explore the value of intrinsic motivation in mobile eBook reading among 30 Grade 1 child participants. Data collection comprised pre- and post-test motivation questionnaires and researcher field notes. Child participants' enjoyment of mobile eBooks corresponded to 3 motivational aspects of intrinsic motivation: curiosity, choice, and challenge. Post-test results indicated that most child participants enjoyed answering eBook comprehension questions and preferred eBooks to print books. Child participants' reading behaviors related to iPads' accessibility features and inherent reader-friendliness. The motivating features of using mobile devices for eBook reading and enhancing reader motivation are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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