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Author Lekakos, George ♦ Chorianopoulos, Konstantinos
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Interactive television ♦ Study ♦ User interface ♦ Interactive tv ♦ Set-top box
Abstract Despite the criticism concerning the value of TV content, research reveals several worthwhile aspects -- one of them is the opportunity to learn. In this article we explore the characteristics of interactive TV applications that facilitate education and interactive entertainment. In doing so we analyze research methods and empirical results from experimental and field studies. The findings suggest that interactive TV applications provide support for education and entertainment for children and young people, as well as continuous education for all. In particular, interactive TV is especially suitable for (1) informal learning and (2) for engaging and motivating its audience. We conclude with an agenda for future interactive TV research in entertainment and education.
Description Affiliation: Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (Lekakos, George) || University of the Aegean, reece (Chorianopoulos, Konstantinos)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2

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Source: ACM Digital Library