Title

Touching the screen: Issues related to the use of touchscreen technology in early childhood education

Source of Publication

British Journal of Educational Technology

Abstract

This paper reports on a research project that investigated the use of touch-screens by children in early childhood and junior primary settings by introducing touchscreens in five classrooms in Melbourne. Several methods to obtain information about how children interacted with the touchscreens were used including observation, journals and field notes, and interviews. The research identified five key themes, relating to developmental issues, input device preference, technical issues, individual differences in children's use of the touchscreen and issues of collaboration.

Document Type

Article

First Page

329

Last Page

339

Publication Date

6-1-2003

DOI

10.1111/1467-8535.00330

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