Research Question: 

My research question is how to design an e-book, which could help Chinese children (primary school students) to build up a right way of reading?

In China, it is hard to not notice that many young people are wearing glasses when you walked into the street. Therefore, Myopia has risen quickly in much of China. This phenomenon inspires me the following research of percentage of myopic Chinese young people nowadays. According to Ian Morgan of Australian National University, said that the high rate of nearsightedness among Chinese is occurring so early, often in primary school. It shows the age of myopic people is decreasing to the young generation. Therefore, it is worth doing the further exploring and research on how to increase young people’s awareness of eye health, especially primary school students. After doing the research of this area, I particularly focus on the bad reading habit, and consider that it is the main reason causes their myopia. On the first, my research question comes up with how to design an E-book, which could help Chinese children (primary school students) to build up a right way of reading.

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Why use an e-book?

  • E-book can be interactive and contain audio, video and animations.
  • Ebooks take up less space. You practically don’t need any space to store them. You don’t need a library or a room for them. You can store hundreds and thousands of ebooks on your computer or reading device.
  • Ebooks are portable. You can carry a whole library of hundreds of books with you.
  • Ebooks can show links, for easy access to more information and related websites.

For the children:

  • If they do not recognise a word they can click on a particular word and hear it spoken.
  • Can be a very engaging medium for the reluctant readers.
  • Can be a great medium for encouraging children to read more.

References:

http://www.nature.com/news/the-myopia-boom-1.17120

Roger W. Beuerman. (2014) Myopia: Animal Models to Clinical Trials.World Scientific.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/05/asia/myopia-east-asia/

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