Toddler techies: a study of young children`s interaction with computers

Ellis, Kirsten and Blashki, Kathy 2004, Toddler techies: a study of young children`s interaction with computers, Information technology in childhood education annual, vol. 2004, no. 1, pp. 77-96.

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Title Toddler techies: a study of young children`s interaction with computers
Author(s) Ellis, Kirsten
Blashki, Kathy
Journal name Information technology in childhood education annual
Volume number 2004
Issue number 1
Start page 77
End page 96
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of publication Charlottesville, VA.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1522-8185
Summary This article describes an ethnographic study of children's behavioural interaction with multimedia within a familiar context. The rationale for such a study was to provide data and evaluation of the capabilities of young children in an expressly modified multimedia environment and to determine the usefulness of employing technology as an adjunct to young children's play. However, hermeneutic and interpretativist concerns for the study of human action and social practice in the use of technology also informs both the structural, procedural, and evaluative management of the study. Using customised children's software, observation focused on time spent using the computer, the attitude toward the computer, the reaction to the interface, their use and adaptation of the mouse, and adult interventions. Significantly, the results differ appreciably from previous research and possible grounds for this variation is explored.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008667

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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