Impact of using interactive devices in Spanish early childhood education public schools
Estefanía Martín, David Roldán‐Alvarez, Pablo A. Haya, Cristina Fernández‐Gaullés, Cristian Guzmán, Hermelinda Quintanar
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Volume 35, Number 1, ISSN 1365-2729 Publisher: Wiley
The adoption of Information and Communication Technologies in early childhood education is crucial for adapting traditional classrooms to the digital era. Over time, young children are increasingly using touch screen technologies such as tablets at home and in early childhood settings. However, the literature shows that there is a significant gap in knowledge of using this technology in early childhood education. Most researchers have focused on the pedagogical theory behind using touch screen devices, but there have not been many empirical studies about how these technologies affect students' learning processes. This paper presents three learning experiences where early childhood students perform educational activities using tablet computers, interactive whiteboards, and paper cards. The results show that students who used the technology were more motivated and achieved better results that those who used paper cards.
Martín, E., Roldán‐Alvarez, D., Haya, P.A., Fernández‐Gaullés, C., Guzmán, C. & Quintanar, H. (2019). Impact of using interactive devices in Spanish early childhood education public schools. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 35(1), 1-12. Wiley.