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Multimedia technology and the acquisition of reading skills: An evaluation of Talking Stories.

MacLean, Ms Morag and Sharp, Mrs Terry (1997) Multimedia technology and the acquisition of reading skills: An evaluation of Talking Stories. [Conference Poster] (Unpublished)

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Multimedia technology is bringing a new dimension to literacy-related educational software. Talking Book software is designed to support young children in independent reading practice. This study took Talking Stories software, a constituent of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, into the classroom to evaluate its effectiveness in supporting the acquisition of literacy skills with normal, beginning readers. Reading practice with the computer was compared with reading practice with an equivalent printed book on 2 measures. The results indicate significant benefits, particularly for less able and emergent readers on single word reading.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:Developmental Psychology Training study Reading
Subjects:Psychology > Developmental Psychology
ID Code:5912
Deposited By:MacLean, Ms Morag
Deposited On:04 Feb 2008 18:02
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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Hartas C., & Mosely, D. (1993) “Say that again, please”: A scheme to boost reading skills using a computer with digitised speech. Support for Learning, vol 8, No.1 Nasen. Oxford: Blackwell.

Hunt, R. (Editor) (1986) Oxford Reading Tree: Teacher’s Guide. Oxford: OUP.

Hunt, R. (1989) Oxford Reading Tree: Stages 2 & 3 More Stories (Pack A) Oxford: OUP

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