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Sharing personalized stories on iPads: a close look at one parent-child interaction

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron and Flewitt, Rosie (2013). Sharing personalized stories on iPads: a close look at one parent-child interaction. Literacy, 47(3) pp. 115–122.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lit.120...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12003
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Abstract

Little is known about how specific iPad applications affect parent-child story-sharing interactions. This study utilizes a case study approach to provide an insight into the patterns of interaction which emerge when a mother and her 33-months old daughter share a self-created, audio-visual ”iPad story”. Multimodal analysis allowed us to gain insights into the complex interaction patterns orchestrated in this new, personalised story-sharing medium. We found that the app-mediated story sharing context produced a harmonious and smooth interaction, achieving a coherence which is typical of ‘happy’ oral stories. We suggest that the observed interaction resembles that of experiencing a piece of art, and we highlight the need for a holistic approach to understanding the implications for research and practice of children’s interactions during multi-media story sharing.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 UKLA
ISSN: 1741-4369
Keywords: narrative; reading; Early Years; digital literacy/ies; multimodality; new literacies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Studies
Item ID: 36539
Depositing User: Kieron Sheehy
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 12:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36539
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