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KidPad: A collaborative storytelling environment for children

Narratives are ubiquitous. Some argue that the fundamental element in life is the story and storytelling can be viewed as a framework for almost all communication. As such, storytelling can also be used as an approach to learning. Within our recently launched KidStory research project (in a collaboration with the European Union), storytelling is the focus for a set of tools and collaboration principles that we are developing. The technology tools we have come to see as important support co-present collaboration for children. This technique we call Single Display Groupware, where children can work together at the same computer as partners in creating a shared story. Our goal is to develop tools that will enhance children's communication skills, expressive storytelling capabilities, and collaboration experiences.                                              
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Video Information
Year: 2000
Genre: Educational
Keywords: HCIL;
Duration: 00:03:10
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: University of Maryland, HCIL
Contributing Organization: University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2001
Digitizing Organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Interaction Design Lab

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