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Early Childhood Teachers' Use of E-Communication Notebook
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, , Department of Early Childhood Development and Education Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study investigated how early childhood teachers use e-communication notebook for parent involvement, the functions of e-communication notebook that early childhood teachers use, and the early childhood teachers’ attitudes toward the use of e-communication notebook for parent involvement. The results of the study indicate that the most common type of e-communication notebook for the early childhood teachers to use is blog. Moreover, lack of computer skills and time-consuming seem to be two key factors that influence the early childhood teachers’ use of e-communication notebook. As to the functions of the e-communication notebook, parent notice and school information are the most popular functions for the early childhood teachers to use. Only about half of the early childhood teachers think the use of e-communication notebook is helpful with respect to parent involvement. In addition to teachers’ computer skills and time-consuming, parents’ use of the e-communication notebook might be another factor that influences the teachers' attitudes.

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Liang, P.H. & Chen, H.F. (2009). Early Childhood Teachers' Use of E-Communication Notebook. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3355-3360). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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