Touching the screen: Issues related to the use of touchscreen technology in early childhood education
Source of Publication
British Journal of Educational Technology
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.
Display devices; Human computer interaction; Information dissemination; Information technology; Interactive computer systems; Research; Societies and institutions; Childhood education; Touchscreen technology; Computer aided instruction
Romeo, Geoff; Edwards, Suzy; McNamara, Sue; Walker, Ian; and Ziguras, Christopher, "Touching the screen: Issues related to the use of touchscreen technology in early childhood education" (2003). All Works. 3664.
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