Multisensory Educational Materials: Five Senses to Learn

  • Michela PonticorvoEmail author
  • Raffale Di Fuccio
  • Fabrizio Ferrara
  • Angelo Rega
  • Orazio Miglino
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 804)


The digital revolution has deeply transformed the educational materials, especially for children, in a pathway going from physical objects to digital ones. In this paper, after delineating some relevant milestones in this route, one further step is delineated which proposes multisensory materials for learning. These kind of materials keep the main advantages of physical educational materials and marry them with the ones derived from the digital world. Then, an example of multisensory materials for learning is introduced: STTory, which is dedicated to multisensory storytelling, together with results about one study on this material which indicate that introducing multisensory elements in digital materials has positive effects on learning in children. Multisensory educational materials provide multimodal input for learning individual, enriching learning environments and educational scenarios.


Multisensory educational materials Training tools Intelligent learning environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michela Ponticorvo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raffale Di Fuccio
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Ferrara
    • 1
  • Angelo Rega
    • 2
  • Orazio Miglino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Humanistic StudiesUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.IRFID, Institute for Research, Formation and Innovation on DisabilitiesOttavianoItaly

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