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Young children’s use of technology

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 with 0 comments
Digital literacy Early childhood ICT in education Pedagogy

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Researchers and educators are divided on the influence and impact of digital technology on young children’s development. There are two schools of thought on the use of digital technologies with young children. Some researchers believe early use of technologies may impede a child’s cognitive development while others maintain that the use of technologies may enhance a child’s development. This review reports on a study that sought to investigate the influence of technologies on young children’s learning.


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Teachers’ changing practices with ICT

Posted on 13 Nov 2014 with 0 comments
21st century skills Digital literacy ICT in education Teacher capacity Training

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Globally, governments have made significant investments in the development of digital curriculum resources as well as funding professional development to ensure teachers are well prepared to embrace the new era of teaching and learning with digital devices. Research indicates that there is hesitation, by some teachers, to include digital technologies in their teaching. Teachers’ changing practices with information and communication technologies: an up-close, longitudinal analysis, a research paper by Joanne Orlando, reports on a 5-year qualitative, longitudinal study on the teaching practices of a small group of Australian primary and secondary school teachers in their use of digital technology.


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