Digital Technologies and Learning in the Early Years
- Lorna Arnott - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
iPads, mobile phones, tablets, and many other digital devices feature in the lives of children from the moment they are born–but what is the place of these technologies in children’s early years and learning experiences?
In the age of the ‘Techno-Tot’ this edited collection focuses on exploring the potential of what children can do with technologies, rather than what technologies can do for children.
With chapters written by a range of international authors, this book:
- Offers an evidence-based discussion of children’s experiences with technologies in early years education
- Broadens our understanding of technologies in early years, beyond the typical focus on screen-based media
- Details the child’s "story" with technology
- Offers a range of case studies from the UK, USA, Australia, and Europe
Young children are exposed to a digital world from the moment they are born and each generation will grow up in an environment different from their parents and more so their grandparents. So technology will influence their lives whether we like it or not and we need to ensure their experiences are both positive and informative. Using case studies from around the world, this book will broaden your understanding of what technology is and how it can be used.
Students who completed this module have used the book in varying ways to support their academic writing within the subject of digital advancement in education
Excellent book to support understanding of the use of technology within the early years sector. Also supports the debate of how technology supports cognitive development.
With an offering of international case studies this book highlights the ever increasing need to understand and assist in utilizing digitalisation in the early years. with so much negativity surrounding digital use it is refreshing to see academics embracing technology at rest and play.
This book offers an evidenced based discussion about the implications of digital technologies in the life of young children. There are interesting case studies, key definitions and photographs.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Framing Technological Experiences in the Early Years