Preschool safety education with digital media-based learning application – kinder

Cheng Feng Sun, Yao Cheng Chan, Shih Yi Chien, Yi Ling Lin, I. Han Hsiao

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Abstract

While unintentional injuries are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children, reports have shown that unintentional injuries mostly take place at home or school environments with injuries like falls, contact with stationary objects and being caught in hinge side of doors reported frequently. Safety education targeting children is seen as an important intervention of children injury prevention for its direct affect. As there has been a rising usage of digital media devices among children, digital media-based learning has been discussed and researched in recent years. However, few has investigated the value of deploying digital devices in children environment safety education. We developed Kinder, a mobile application using Augmented Reality (AR) and object recognition technology, to support preschool children in identifying potentially dangerous objects in different environments. The ultimate goal of Kinder is to provide an interactive and encouraging learning experience for preschool children to foster their learning motivation and enhance their safety knowledge. Our main focus is to assess the usability and prospects of the application. In this paper, we present the methodology, setup, implementation and results of our preliminary assessment of Kinder. From questionnaire and interviews, the preliminary results have shown valid value of AR with object recognition technology in children safety knowledge learning in home and school environment. The present study also provides useful information for practical design in children learning applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Collaboration Technologies. Human and Technology Ecosystems - 7th International Conference, LCT 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsPanayiotis Zaphiris, Andri Ioannou, Andri Ioannou
PublisherSpringer
Pages520-529
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030505059
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event7th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Jul 19 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12206 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period7/19/207/24/20

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Children safety education
  • Digital media learning
  • Object recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Sun, C. F., Chan, Y. C., Chien, S. Y., Lin, Y. L., & Hsiao, I. H. (2020). Preschool safety education with digital media-based learning application – kinder. In P. Zaphiris, A. Ioannou, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Human and Technology Ecosystems - 7th International Conference, LCT 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings (pp. 520-529). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12206 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50506-6_35