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A presentation on Leap Pad/Tag Reading System. This technology is analyzed according to the multimedia principles and compared to picture books

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  • 1. LeapPad/Tag Reading System:An Analysis Based on the Multimedia Learning Principals Presented by: Janine Corbin Huaye Li Alyce Brookfield October 2010

2. LeapPad/Tag Reading System *An electronic interactive childrens book for children aged 4-8. *Purpose to help with reading and literacy skills. *Produce by LeapFrog Enterprises from 1998-2008. *Average Cost: $50/unit + $15/book *A form of computer assisted instruction. *Tag Reading System superseded the Leap Pad. *Leap Track(Campuzano et al. 2009) Tag Reading System LeapPad 3. Spatial Contiguity PrincipleThe LeapPad has a perfect layout for the reading learners.Pictures and words are presented right after each other. 4. Temporal Contiguity PrincipleAnother beauty of LeapPad is when you use your pencil touch the pictures on the book, you can find the words and pictures are presented simultaneously. Leappad 5. Coherence PrincipleRight on the target. No extraneous words or pictures will come out.There aresound effects . 6. Modality Principle Illustrations and Narration come together 7. Redundancy Principle Eliminates extraneous cognitive load. Advantages of LeapPad: Graphics/narration Coordination Experimental Research Miller (1937) Mayer&Moreno (1998) 8. Segmenting Principle Individual Pace versus fast and continuous Disadvantage: -Continuous Experimental Research Mayer&Chandler (2001) Mayer&Dow (2003) Make this a pause button 9. Pretraining Principle Anintroductionto the story is provided But*Key story elements are not given *Key words are not defined *Readers are not prompted to use a specific decoding or comprehension strategy Olivia is a precocious pig. This story is a day in the life of Olivia. It doesnt follow a problem and solution format. Make connections between Olivias life and yours as you read. 10. Signaling Principle Yes, there are no digital animations to distract me!( Reinking, D. 2005) But : *Should I listen to the entire page? Or read it word by word? *Should I access the comprehension questions? *What word did I just read? *What are the key words on the page? *Is it important that I know the meaning of that word? *Am I really ready to move on?( Florida Center For Reading Research, 2003) A beneficial change: 11. Voice Principle Different words have differentaccents Is this really a problem for children?( Reinking, D. 2005) 12. Personalization Principle Comprehension questions are asked using thefirst person But Introduction to story does not make direct comments to the learner Do you think? 13. Individual Difference Principle Normal Bottom-Up Process of Learning to Read:( Blok et al., 2002) 1. Pre-Reading: Aa 2.Decoding: A or a/ah/ and /c/ /a/ /t/cat 3. Fluency/Comprehension: The cat lives in the hat (Time: 5 seconds) LeapPad/Tag designed for:1. Pre-Reading 2.Decoding Fluency/Comprehension But : LeapPad/Tag only supports:( Romig et al., unknown) low end users fluency, basic comprehension (oral retell) high end users fluency, basic comprehension (oral retell) andlate-stage decoding (phonics) Thus, need Leap Track, Leap Desk, Leap Mat ( Ogura et al., 2007) 14. Compared to Books LeapPad/Tag(potential for improvement) >Picture Books Individual Difference LeapPad/Tag Picture Books Personalization LeapPad/Tag(potential for improvement)= Picture Books Signaling LeapPad/Tag(potential for improvement)= Picture Books Pretraining LeapPad/Tag(potential for improvement)= Picture Books Segmenting LeapPad/Tag(potential for improvement)= Picture Books Redundance LeapPad/Tag Picture Books Modality LeapPad/Tag = Picture Books Temporal Continguity LeapPad/Tag = Picture Books Spatial Continguity LeapPad/Tag compared to Picture Books Principle 15. Bibliography

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