IIJ Vol.1/ No. 1 (2009)

Title: "Wayang Authoring": A Web-based Authoring Tool to Support Media Literacy for Children

Authors: Wahju Agung Widjajanto, Michael Lund, and Heidi Schelhowe

Affiliation: University of Bremen, Germany

Abstract: In our web-based platform "Wayang Authoring" children with different cultural backgrounds can share stories and make experiences in culturally different storytelling styles. The idea of Wayang Authoring is based on the Indonesian ancient art form Wayang. In Wayang Authoring children are able to compose a story by using digital puppets, saving, and sharing it. The research question focuses on if and how the design of our system can support media literacy for children, enhance creative storytelling and self-expression as well as help to share cultural diversity. In this article the Wayang Authoring platform and its background is presented.

Keywords: Authoring tool, literacy, media, storytelling, wayang.

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