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Collaborative reading in the physical-virtual dimensios: theory and software development for a socioenactive system

Grant number: 17/23023-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 02, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Principal Investigator:Maria Cecilia Calani Baranauskas
Grantee:Rafael Eiki Matheus Imamura
Host Institution: Instituto de Computação (IC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/16528-0 - Socio-enactive systems: investigating new dimensions in the design of interaction mediated by information and communication technologies, AP.TEM

Abstract

In present day society, reading is fundamental and although computational technology is becoming more and more relevant in every aspect of life, these technologies are not used in favor of literacy practices. This research aims to explore the concept of "collaborative reading" with the use of contemporary technologies by parting from a theoretical construction of this idea, by proposing an interaction model and a text format in this model, by developing a socioenactive system which represents such interactions and by implementing test and evaluation of the project in real life situations. This concept can possibly shift the original notion of reading from an individual activity to a more collaborative form of interaction, especially in virtual environments that are the more recent birthplaces of new forms of literacy. This research can help the development of more interactive pedagogical tools for text comprehension and interpretation, contributing to the education area, specially to the insertion of new literacy practices. (AU)

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