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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2011, Vol. 7(1) 28-44

Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review

Ihsan Seyit Ertem

pp. 28 - 44   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2012.065

Published online: February 15, 2012  |   Number of Views: 4  |  Number of Download: 165


With dramatic changes and recent advances in multimedia, digital technologies through computers propose new ways for introducing kids to the literacy. Literacy educators have stated that traditional printed books are not sufficient and electronic books have the potential to change reading skills. As a valuable tool in educational settings new and varied forms of technology, specifically, interactive CD-ROM storybooks have been used in classroom literacy learning by students and teachers. Although, several studies indicate that interactive CD-ROM storybooks help children develop visual recognition and increase reading comprehension, the results of the experimental studies previously carried out in this area have been conflicting and often hard to interpret. Therefore, the main purposes of this review are to identify the potential benefits, functions and disadvantages of interactive storybooks and assess mixed results of  previous studies related to interactive CD-ROM storybooks.

Keywords: Literacy and technology, interactive CD-ROM storybooks, reading comprehension.

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APA 6th edition
Ertem, I.S. (2011). Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review . International Journal of Progressive Education, 7(1), 28-44.

Ertem, I. (2011). Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review . International Journal of Progressive Education, 7(1), pp. 28-44.

Chicago 16th edition
Ertem, Ihsan Seyit (2011). "Understanding Interactive CD-ROM Storybooks and their Functions in Reading Comprehension: A Critical Review ". International Journal of Progressive Education 7 (1):28-44.

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