Exploring Digitalization of Animal-Assisted Reading

Daphna Golan-Shemesh, Tsippy Lotan, Yana Zadorozhnaya, Anna Zamansky, Tamar Brilant, Kira Ablamunits, Dirk van der Linden

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACI 2021 - 8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Number of pages12
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Jul 2021
EventACI 2021: Eighth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction - Virtual, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 202111 Nov 2021
https://www.aciconf.org/aci2021

Conference

ConferenceACI 2021
CountryUnited States
CityBloomington
Period9/11/2111/11/21
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