Action Research to Generate Requirements for a Computational Environment Supporting Bilingual Literacy of Deaf Children

  • Juliana Bueno
  • Laura Sánchez García
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)


Having as premises the user-centered design and the necessity for a greater knowledge about the real context of teaching and learning a second language to Deaf children, this study makes use of action research to get requirements for the conceptual model of a computational environment supporting bilingual literacy of Deaf children. This paper describes the activities of a particular action research process, together with its stages, performed with four Deaf children within a Brazilian public bilingual school. The process lasted three months and achieved the following results: a significant improvement in the interest of participating children in written Portuguese – qualitative, measured by their motivation in not stopping their learning process - and a set of functional and non functional requirements for the conceptual model to be developed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliana Bueno
    • 1
  • Laura Sánchez García
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics DepartmentFederal University of Paraná, Centro PolitécnicoCuritibaBrazil

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