Story Visit

Story VisitIn 2010, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and Nokia Research Center formed a research collaboration to explore ways in which mobile media can support family communication and literacy. Dr. Glenda Revelle, a Senior Fellow at the Cooney Center was the recipient of the Center’s first Nokia-funded research fellowship.

The first key project resulting from this collaboration, Story Visit, examined the role technology can play to support family communication while empowering adult family members to foster their children’s literacy development. The second explored the potential for using mobile technologies in conjunction with Web-based programming to create participatory, interactive webisodes of The Electric Company, Sesame Workshop’s literacy-based show for 6-9 year olds.