Skywalk Lecture – Moving Picture Books into the Future: Active Learning and Picture Book Apps

On February 21 from noon to 1PM, Six Seasons researcher, Mavis Reimer, will be presenting as part of the Winnipeg Public Library Skywalk Lecture Series in the Carol Shields Auditorium (2nd floor) at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street. Her presentation, “Moving Picture Books into the Future: Active Learning and Picture Book Apps,” will discuss the following:

The picture book app is a relatively new digital text that remediates print picture books into apps that can be played on tablets and smartphones. The app format provides new opportunities for active engagement with a picture book text, including animation, audio, games, and augmented reality, but also presents challenges in ensuring the app is a meaningful—and not gimmicky or superfluous—engagement with the original book. In this talk, Dr. Reimer will discuss the process for developing a picture book app for the Rocky Cree historical-fiction picture book Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow, highlighting the ways in which the researchers and developers behind the app worked to ensure the app is a useful tool for active learning and a respectful, culturally sensitive adaptation of the printed book.

More info about the Skywalk Lecture series: http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/pdfs/posters/janfeb/skywalklectures.pdf