ERIC Number: EJ979005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
A Qualitative Examination of Two Year-Olds Interaction with Tablet Based Interactive Technology
Geist, Eugene A.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v39 n1 p26-35 2012
The purpose of this study was to observe children naturally interacting with these touch screen devices. Little direct instruction was given to the children on the use of the devices however an adult did assist when needed. The device was introduced to the children as would be any other educational material such as play-dough, new items in the dramatic play center, or new media in the sensory table. Teachers assisted children when needed, but facilitated and promoted the use of exploratory behavior to learn about and use these devices. The findings from the collected data for part 1 and part 2 of this study were surprisingly consistent. The themes and trends that were observed in the participant observation single subject case study were also evident in the group setting.
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Play, Dramatic Play, Participant Observation, Direct Instruction, Educational Technology, Interaction, Computer Uses in Education, Toddlers, Interpersonal Relationship, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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