Exploring Digitalization of Animal-Assisted Reading

Golan-Shemesh, Daphna, Lotan, Tsippy, Zadorozhnaya, Yana, Zamansky, Anna, Brilant, Tamar, Ablamunits, Kira and van der Linden, Dirk (2021) Exploring Digitalization of Animal-Assisted Reading. In: ACI 2021 - 8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction. ACM, New York, US, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781450385138

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Animal-assisted reading is a form of animal-assisted activity where children interact with and read aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. Such activities have been shown to have positive impact on literacy skills, reading motivation and sense of empowerment and self-esteem in children. Mobile technologies and facets of engagement in digital reading are increasingly studied in the context of child learning and education. This short paper presents some first results of our ongoing study exploring potential ways in which mobile technology can be used to enhance and support animal-assisted reading activities for children.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ACI 2021 : Eighth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction; Bloomington, US, 09-11 Nov 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: animal-assisted reading, app design, child, support dog, animal-computer interaction
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 12:27
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46864

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