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Towards Hyper Activity Books for Children. Connecting Activity Books and Montessori-like Educational Materials

  • Raffaele Di Fuccio
  • Michela PonticorvoEmail author
  • Andrea Di Ferdinando
  • Orazio Miglino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9307)

Abstract

In the first years of school, activity books and Montessori-like educational materials are widespread. They satisfy children’s precise psychological needs and result in funded educational practices based on game activity adopted by teachers. These materials are more effective for promoting learning if used in close interaction with an adult, they cannot be customised and the corrective feedback cannot be provided within the appropriate time frame. In this paper, we aim to overcome these limitations by exploiting a Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) methodology to connect activity books and Montessori-like educational materials. We propose a general architecture for building hyper activity and exercise books called HAB, with three levels: multimedia, multimodality and computing; we describe a first implementation for validating this architecture, Block Magic, and outline development of the architecture under the INF@NZIA DIGI.Tales 3.6 project.

Keywords

Technology Enhanced Learning Augmented reality systems Embodied cognition Natural interfaces Hybrid educational materials Montessori-like educational materials 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research is supported by INF@NZIA DIGI.Tales 3.6 project funded by MIUR (PON-Smart Cities) and ENACT skills project funded by EU Lifelong Learning programme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Di Fuccio
    • 1
  • Michela Ponticorvo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Di Ferdinando
    • 1
  • Orazio Miglino
    • 1
  1. 1.Nac Lab, Department of Humanistic StudiesUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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