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Mobile Technology for Children by Allison Druin

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Chapter 7. A Child's Mobile Digital Library
Collaboration, Community, and Change
Jerry Alan Fails, Allison Druin, Benjamin B. Bederson, Ann Weeks and Anne Rose
Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
The 20th-century model of shipping books and other educational materials to various parts of the world has become increasingly difficult to manage and, in certain places, incredibly expensive. In many struggling economies, access to educational services and materials has actually declined in recent years. Given these factors, this chapter discusses our experience in adapting and enhancing digital books, small-screen reading, in-context story creation, and collaborative storytelling for mobile platforms. These innovations were motivated ...

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