Touching the screen: Issues related to the use of touchscreen technology in early childhood education

Geoff Romeo, Suzy Edwards, Sue McNamara, Ian Walker, Christopher Ziguras

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Abstract

This paper reports on a research project that investigated the use of touchscreens by children in early childhood and junior primary settings by introducing touchscreens in five classrooms in Melbourne. Several methods to obtain information about how children interacted with the touchscreens were used including observation, journals and field notes, and interviews. The research identified five key themes, relating to developmental issues, input device preference, technical issues, individual differences in children's use of the touchscreen and issues of collaboration. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-339
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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