Title: Reading comprehension by content-related audiovisual feedback in children's story application (app)

Authors: Tae-yeon Kim; Soon-hyung Yi

Addresses: Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Evergreen Research Institute of Child Development, Seoul National University, Korea ' Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, Korea

Abstract: This study presents the difference of children's reading comprehension by the relatedness of audiovisual feedback and the content in story applications (apps). Newly developed stories were published into three story apps. Story content in these electronic books were identical in all three conditions, but the type of audiovisual feedback (no-feedback, (content) related-feedback, (content) non-related feedback) varied in each medium. Results showed that users' reading comprehension was the highest when children used related-feedback app, and the lowest when they used non-related feedback app. Findings strongly suggest the significant effects of related audiovisual feedback for children's reading comprehension. Thus, story app developers should consider such findings when arranging audiovisual feedback in story application to help enhancing readers' comprehension.

Keywords: audiovisual feedback; content relatedness; children's stories; story applications; story apps; electronic books; e-books; reading comprehension.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCVR.2016.077382

International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.300 - 308

Received: 25 Jul 2014
Accepted: 17 Aug 2015

Published online: 27 Mar 2016 *

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