Pre-pilot findings on developing a literacy tablet.

A. Chang, D. Nunez, T. Roberts, D. Sengeh, C. Breazeal


We report observations on how children in a developing country respond to a literacy tablet that is designed to initiate and scaffold literacy learning toward self-sufficiency. This paper describes our first lessons from developing an educational system for enabling children who have no access to schooling to read with minimal outside intervention. We share lessons learned from challenges in the design process, discuss implementation considerations for deploying in remote developing areas, and discuss observations of how children use the technology. We reflect how this experience impacts ongoing work on developing countries regarding collaboration and literacy learning.

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