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Use of Digital Tools by Preschool Children: Preliminary Results

  • Ioanna-Ersi PervolarakiEmail author
  • Emmanouel Garoufallou
  • Rania Siatri
  • Georgia Zafeiriou
  • Sirje Virkus
  • Stavroula Antonopoulou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)

Abstract

Nowadays, preschool children are growing up at ease with technology and become familiar with the use of digital devices such iPads, tablets, computers and mobile phones very early in their lives. Therefore, children are expected to develop different literacy skills [1]. The aim of the study is to explore the use of digital tools by preschool children. The results of the study contribute to a better understanding of how children cope with visual and textual searching, provide useful feedback on how to encourage children to become lifelong learners and further our understanding of age differences in children and adult learning along with the impact of ICTs on children’s learning.

Keywords

Preschool children Early childhood Kindergarten Digital literacy Literacy skills Information literacy Digital tools Media literacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioanna-Ersi Pervolaraki
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Emmanouel Garoufallou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rania Siatri
    • 1
  • Georgia Zafeiriou
    • 1
  • Sirje Virkus
    • 3
  • Stavroula Antonopoulou
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Library Science and Information SystemsAlexander Technological Educational Institute (ATEI) of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Alcala UniversityMadridSpain
  3. 3.School of Digital TechnologiesTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia
  4. 4.American Farm SchoolPerrotis CollegeThessalonikiGreece

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