Giok the alien: An ar-based integrated system for the empowerment of problem-solving, pragmatic, and social skills in pre-school children

Maria Luisa Lorusso, Marisa Giorgetti, Simona Travellini, Luca Greci, Andrea Zangiacomi, Marta Mondellini, Gianluigi Reni

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Abstract

The use of technology for educational purposes is a consolidated reality, and many new tools are constantly being devised and offered for use with both normally developing children and children with special needs. Nonetheless, a detailed analysis of the processes being stimulated and of the goals being pursued is often lacking or absent. In this work we describe the design, development and preliminary testing of an integrated system which combines the use of smart devices, a physical cube, augmented reality (AR) technology, a smart TV, and a software application especially designed to stimulate cognitive and social functions in pre-school children. The system was tested with three groups of children (25 children in total) during kindergarten activities. The results show that the system is easy to understand, elicits high levels of participation and social interaction, favors strategic behaviors, and can be used by the children with limited need of instruction and support by the adult. The implications for empowerment in typically developing children and the possibilities for use with children who have specific impairments in social communication are discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-16
Numero di pagine16
RivistaSensors
Volume2018
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • augmented reality
  • communication disorders
  • cooperative games
  • pragmatic skills

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