Virtual learning Examination of ICT as beneficial tools for children’s social development

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Theodotou, E. and Kaitsa-Kulovana, Helena 2012. Virtual learning Examination of ICT as beneficial tools for children’s social development. in: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “eRA-7” Piraeus, Greece Hellenic Educational Society. pp. 44-51
AuthorsTheodotou, E. and Kaitsa-Kulovana, Helena
Abstract

Nowadays, technology is advancing on daily basis and more resources are available for educational purposes. However, there are concerns regarding negative effects it can have on children’s development. This research investigates the impact of technology, particularly computers on children's social behaviour. There is considerable amount of literature that focuses on children's computer use and its impact on children's health. Nevertheless, there is lack of research regarding the beneficial use of computers regarding children's social skills. This research examines whether computers can be used as a beneficial tool for children’s education and social skills. The chosen methodology for this research includes systematic observation during usual teaching hours and intervention during the activity. The data gathered using these methods are analysed. The findings of this research suggest that computers can enhance children’s social skills and improve communication among them if used in a beneficial way through the assistance of a facilitator. Information contained in this paper adds to contemporary research regarding computers in early years. Additionally, the findings aim to provide practitioners with basic suggestions on how to approach the ICT use in their lessons.

KeywordsICT; Social development; Early Years Education; Early Childhood Education; learning tools
Book titleProceedings of the International Scientific Conference “eRA-7”
Page range44-51
Year2012
PublisherHellenic Educational Society
Publication dates
PrintSep 2012
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Feb 2017
Place of publicationPiraeus, Greece
EventInternational Scientific Conference eRA-7: The SynEnergy Forum
ISSN1791-1133
Web address (URL)http://era.teipir.gr/content/c3-education-iii-session
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ISSN - 1791 - 1133

JournalProceedings of International Scientific Conference eRA-7
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