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Shamir, Haya; Miner, Claudia; Izzo, Ann; Pocklington, David; Feehan, Kathryn; Yoder, Erik – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
UPSTART is an in-home preschool program that uses CAI [computer-assisted instruction] to provide children an individualized reading curriculum. UPSTART forms a partnership with parents to ensure their children use the program for fifteen minutes per day, five days per week. This report summarizes the results of seven years of data. Data was…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Shamir, Haya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Assessing students' emerging literacy skills is crucial for identifying areas where a child may be falling behind and can lead directly to an increased chance of reading success. The Waterford Assessment of Core Skills (WACS), a computerized adaptive test of early literacy for students in prekindergarten through 2nd grade, addresses this need.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Reading Tests, Preschool Children
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Ciampa, Katia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2012
This qualitative study stemmed from a concern of the perceived decline in students' reading motivation after the early years of schooling. The current research explored eight grade 1 students' experiences with online electronic storybooks (eBooks). Eight students were given ten 25-minute sessions with the software programs over 15 weeks.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Reading Motivation, Educational Improvement
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Baker, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2009
Effective literacy teachers share a variety of instructional traits such as the ability to kidwatch, pedagogically reflect, and make informed decisions based on ill-structured and complex data. Teacher educators face the challenge of helping preservice teachers develop such traits so as to prepare them to be successful literacy teachers. One…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Investigations, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Multimedia Instruction
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Guha, Mona Leigh; Druin, Allison; Montemayor, Jaime; Chipman, Gene; Farber, Allison – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
This paper develops a model of children's storytelling using Physically-Oriented Technology (SPOT). The SPOT model draws upon literature regarding current physical storytelling technologies and was developed using a grounded theory approach to qualitative research. This empirical work focused on the experiences of 18 children, ages 5-6, who worked…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Design Requirements, Story Telling, Technology Integration
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Steiner, Karl E.; Moher, Thomas G. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1994
Describes the Graphic Story Writer system, which was written to explore ways in which a computer can simulate the presence of an active listener for early readers and preliterate children as they explore story construction. An authoring tool that allows adults or more advanced students to create or edit new scenarios is also described. (Contains…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Early Reading