Investigating 3-5 year-old's parents' attitudes towards use of iPad

Leigh Disney, Gretchen Geng

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Abstract

This paper investigated 3 – 5 year old children’s parents’ attitudes towards use of iPad in Child Care Centres. A survey was used and eighty parents participated in this study. The major findings include most of the parents agreed that Apps designed for preschool educational purposes was indeed assistive of children’s learning, and the most participating parents thought that use of educational media could be used to teach literacy, numeracy, science, and art. However, they did not agree that educational media could be used to teach physical education. Moreover, it shows that the most parents thought that use of educational media could be used for children’s cognitive development, fine motor skills development and language development. However, they did not agree that educational media could be used for children’s social development and gross motor skills development. Early childhood educators and parents may find this paper useful about the use of iPad in early childhood settings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNow It's Personal
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014
EditorsTrudy Sweeney, Sue Urban
Place of PublicationLesmurdie WA Australia
PublisherAustralian Council for Computers in Education
Pages127-134
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780646920955
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2014 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 20143 Oct 2014
http://acec2014.acce.edu.au/

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleACEC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period30/09/143/10/14
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