TaleMate: a reading platform for parents and children

We are recruiting 3- to 6-year-old children and their parents for a study on storybook reading with conversational AI agents (online). Details are below. Please share this with anyone interested!

Let’s Read with TaleMate!

How do parents and children read with conversational AI agents?

Who: Children ages 3 to 6 years and their parents who live in the U.S and speak English.

What: Children will read a storybook with their parents by using the TaleMate platform, a system that enhances reading by using AI. The study includes two 30-minute Zoom sessions. During each Zoom session, parents and children will read a book and answer questions. Parents will also complete a 15-minute online survey about their child’s background, media use, and reading habits. The Zoom session will be audio/video recorded for research purposes. This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB # 23-748).

Where: Zoom platform.

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The Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board has approved this experiment for human subjects research (IRB # 23-748).

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