ERIC Number: EJ1103484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Developmental Appropriateness of Multitouch Tables in Prekindergarten: A Video Analysis
Ward, Jennifer; Branson, Stephanie; Cross, Megan D.; Berson, Ilene R.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v48 n3 p227-238 2016
This study explored how developmentally appropriate practices influenced the affordances of a multitouch surface in an early childhood classroom. Children, ages 4 to 5 years old, were videotaped while engaged in a storymaking application on a multitouch table. As a result of the study, we found that some challenges with the functionality undermined children's autonomous control. The researchers observed numerous instances of issues with control of the medium, including height of the table, sensitivity to multiple types of touch, and limited instructions and prompts. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Video Technology, Content Analysis, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Usability, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Practices, Childrens Writing, Psychomotor Skills, Prompting, Educational Equipment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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