Exploring the potential of interactive technology in early stage education with the Microsoft Kinect

Berry, Robert (2013) Exploring the potential of interactive technology in early stage education with the Microsoft Kinect. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Literacy forms a critical area of learning in a young child’s life. The skills required to communicate verbal language are crucial in modern society and it is up to educators to teach children the basics of learning how to read, write, and spell. This skill is not always as simple as it sounds and many children still find it difficult to grasp the key reading and sound concepts, which consequently hinders advancing in school. At a young age, the challenge is to find engaging ways to teach children who have a greater appetite to play than to learn. This project looks to demonstrate the potential of using interactive technology to create an engaging classroom experience for younger students, which in return will aid the cognitive nature of the learning process. By developing an artefact to implement literacy-based games through the physical interaction functionalities of Microsoft Kinect, this approach will prove the potential of modern technology as a useful educational tool.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 16:51
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12816

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