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A Library For The Worlds Children

  1. 1. ICDL: A Library for the World’s Children<br />Anne Rose<br />University of Maryland<br />Human-Computer Interaction Lab<br />rose@cs.umd.edu<br /> Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, July 9-11, 2009<br />
  2. 2. About the ICDL<br />Mission<br /><ul><li>to provide free online access to the best in historical and contemporary children’s literature from around the world; and
  3. 3. to promote tolerance and understanding through children’s books.</li></li></ul><li>“I think you can hear me now. If you are all willing to listen to each other, we will be able to solve our problems. Only when you can do that will we be happy and able to live in peace.”<br /><ul><li> Black ear … blonde ear (2002)</li></ul> by Khaled Jumm’a, illustrated by Foutinie Dedwase The Tamer Institute for Community Education, Palestine<br />Read online at<br />www.childrenslibrary.org<br />
  4. 4. About the ICDL<br />Today’s ICDL …<br /><ul><li>research led by the University of Maryland
  5. 5. service led by non-profit foundation
  6. 6. over 3,000,000 patrons
  7. 7. 3,900+ digitized books
  8. 8. 280,000 pages
  9. 9. in 54 languages
  10. 10. from 63 countries
  11. 11. library interface in 16 languages</li></li></ul><li>Using the ICDL<br />Demo …<br />
  12. 12. Using the ICDL<br />
  13. 13. Using the ICDL<br />
  14. 14. Using the ICDL<br />Mobile ICDL<br /><ul><li>read books on iPhone
  15. 15. create new stories from existing books(under development)</li></ul>Read books<br />Story editor<br />
  16. 16. Using the ICDL<br />An Illinois public librarian offers Digital Storytime for children…<br /><ul><li>children are 2-8 years old
  17. 17. offers activity sheets with mazes, scavenger hunts, & word searches
  18. 18. the ICDL is changing a public library</li></ul> 2008 June<br />
  19. 19. Using the ICDL<br />Teachers in rural Mongolia provide students with picture books in their native language…<br /><ul><li>20+ schools are supported
  20. 20. use electronic tools in conjunction with physical books
  21. 21. the ICDL provides language specific tools and content</li></ul> 2008 June<br />
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  24. 24. Using the ICDL<br />Teachers in Taiwan provide working mothers and their children with electronic resources in English…<br /><ul><li>English is taught as a second language
  25. 25. children’s books are used for students to read and write their own stories
  26. 26. the ICDL is a tool for second-language acquisition </li></ul> 2007 February<br />
  27. 27. Using the ICDL<br />Children in Romanian help translate books to raise awareness about bullying…<br /><ul><li>translated 2 English books to Romanian
  28. 28. children made content accessible to more children
  29. 29. the ICDL supports sharing through translation</li></ul> 2008 November<br />
  30. 30. More ideas…<br />Using the ICDL<br /><ul><li>explore ICDL with a scavenger hunt
  31. 31. compare alternate versions of familiar tales from many cultures and in many languages
  32. 32. write your own story using the illustrations
  33. 33. try some of the exhibition activities</li></li></ul><li>Using the ICDL<br />How can you help …<br /><ul><li>recommend featured books
  34. 34. volunteer as a translator
  35. 35. tell others about ICDL</li></li></ul><li>Our research has shown…<br />Using the ICDL<br /><ul><li>children search differently depending on age(Reuter & Druin, 2004)
  36. 36. children choose to read differently depending on goals(Hourcade et al., 2004)
  37. 37. children show an increase in reading motivation and interest in other cultures after extended use of the ICDL(Druin, Weeks, Massey, & Bederson, Tech Report HCIL-2007-02)</li></ul> 2007 February<br />
  38. 38. Acknowledgements…<br /><ul><li>co-directors: Allison Druin, Ben Bederson, Ann Weeks, Tim Browne
  39. 39. current development team: Anne Rose, Sheri Massey, Chang Hu, Alex Quinn, Greg Walsh, Dana, Stephen, Alexandra, Tara, Caitlin, Sasha, Naja, Brody
  40. 40. supported by: National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Intel, Gov’t of Mongolia, Microsoft Corp., Elias Foundation, Adobe Corp. </li></ul>Questions? Contact us @ www.childrenslibrary.org<br /> or email rose@cs.umd.edu<br />