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, Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450385138
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Nov 2021
Event8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 8 Nov 202111 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/11/2111/11/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research was partially supported by the grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Israel and RFBR according to the research project no. 19-57-06007.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 ACM.

Keywords

  • Animal-assisted reading
  • Animal-computer interaction
  • App design
  • Child
  • Support dog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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