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ERIC Number: EJ1165833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Young Children and Tablets: A Systematic Review of Effects on Learning and Development
Herodotou, C.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v34 n1 p1-9 Feb 2018
Mobile applications are popular among young children, yet there is a dearth of studies examining their impact on learning and development. A systematic review identified 19 studies reporting learning effects on children 2 to 5 years old. The number of children participating in experimental, quasi-experimental, or mixed-method studies was 862 and in descriptive or correlation studies, 941. The majority of studies reported positive effects on literacy development, mathematics, science, problem-solving, and self-efficacy. Among the factors explaining observed effects were design features, the role of adults, and a similarity between applications and transfer context. Although drawing firm conclusions remains a challenge, this review forms a first step towards systematic research in the field and contributes to shaping directions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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