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Programmable toys and free play in Early Childhood classrooms

Posted on 22 May 2018 with 0 comments
Early childhood

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Newhouse, Cooper and Codery (2017) investigated ways young children interact with discrete programmable digital toys in a free play setting. Researchers worked with teachers to provide children with two types of digital toys, the Sphero and the Beebot. It was found that without some explicit scaffolding the children did not tend to demonstrate any actions that could be associated with an understanding of ‘algorithms’. However, they did demonstrate motivation, engagement, and increased proficiency and recognition with using the hardware and software

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Digital skills for life and work

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 with 0 comments
Broadband Digital literacy ICT in developing countries Internet use

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What are the educational implications of the ‘broadband society’ for the development of digital skills for life and work? The UNESCO Broadband Commission Working Group on Education asks what are the educational implications of the ‘broadband society’ for the development of digital skills for life and work? Their publication includes case studies from Africa, France, Malaysia, and Myanmar that address digital skills and competencies and future challenges.

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Building and sustaining national educational technology agencies

Posted on 19 Feb 2018 with 0 comments
ICT in developing countries Research agenda Trends

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Emerging lessons from the histories of national educational technology agencies to inform perspectives of decision makers considering how to create and support such an institution. Case studies include KERIS, Smart Schools, Becta, Enlaces, NaCET, Plan Ceiba); PUSTEKKOM, Omar Dengo Foundation, Schoolnet Thailand, and EdNA.

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