AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY IN HELPING EARLY READING: A STORYTELLING APPROACH
1 KUIS (MALAYSIA)
2 National University of Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Augmented Reality (AR) is a new technology that provides new learning style for students to make them motivated, engage and feel excitement to learn to read Malay Language in meaningful way to be better reader. The use of storytelling approach combining with AR technology particularly in AR flashcard seems to be suitable for Down Syndrome (DS) students because the capabilities of storytelling which can promote language learning, academic literacy skills and support academic success. This paper briefly discusses on i) the potential of AR learning, storytelling and reading problems of DS students, ii) reviewed of past researches on AR Book and storytelling approach in early reading, iii) and the proposed of AR storytelling modules for early reading. The researchers aim to develop storytelling modules by combining AR flashcard which aims to increase understanding of DS students in learning to read Malay Language in a meaningful way. Thus, it is important for DS students to understand, visualize and connecting the reading process with their daily life.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Storytelling, Down Syndrome, Reading.