Trees of tales: A playful reading application for Arabic children

Al Aamri, F, Greuter, S and Walz, S 2014, 'Trees of tales: A playful reading application for Arabic children', in Y. Pisan, N. M. Sqouros and T. Marsh (ed.) Proceedings of the13th International Conference - Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2014, Sydney, Australia, 1-3 October 2014, pp. 3-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Trees of tales: A playful reading application for Arabic children
Author(s) Al Aamri, F
Greuter, S
Walz, S
Year 2014
Conference name ICEC 2014
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 1-3 October 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the13th International Conference - Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2014
Editor(s) Y. Pisan, N. M. Sqouros and T. Marsh
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Start page 3
End page 10
Total pages 8
Abstract In this study, we have developed a playful interactive reading and storytellng application called 'Trees of Tales'. The tablet application was designed to motivate Arabic children to read more for pleasure. 'Trees of Tales' was evaluated with 18 primary school children in Oman to investigate its effectiveness as an enjoyable reading tool. To assess the impact on usability and the children's experience of fun and reading preference, we conducted three reading sessions in which all participants read stories from 'Trees of Tales', non-interactive e-books and conventional printed books. This paper describes the design of the 'Trees of Tales' application as well as the results obtained with the 'fun toolkit'.
Subjects Computer Gaming and Animation
Computer Graphics
Keyword(s) Interactive Reading Application
Trees of Tales
Children e-books
Arabic children
Reading for pleasure.
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-662-45212-7_1
Copyright notice © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2014
ISBN 9783662452127
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 85 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 12 Feb 2015, 07:34:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us