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ERIC Number: EJ836616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Talking Stories on CD-ROM--How Do They Benefit Their Users?
Donnelly, Michelle
Education 3-13, v33 n3 p32-37 Oct 2005
In recent years, the DfES, 2003 has pushed schools to try and integrate more interactive teaching methods into everyday teaching and learning. This push in technology has lead to an increased call for the use of interactive software to support reading. This study looks at whether talking stories benefit the children who use them. It is a small-scale study using year two children, assigned to either a "Read to me" group or a "Let me play" group. It assesses whether a child's recall of a story is affected by clicking on animations and sound effects. The study found that even though the talking story produced increased motivation for reading, a child who was allowed to click on animations and sound effects, had poorer recall of a story than a child who did not interact with the story at all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)