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Observation of Children's Engagement when Playing iPads

Disney, Leigh, Barnes, Alan, McDowall, Janet and Geng, Gretchen (2013). Observation of Children's Engagement when Playing iPads. In: Wong, Lung Hsiang, Liu, Chen-Chung, Hirashima, Tuskasa, Sumedi, Pudjo and Lukman, Muhammad The 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, Bali, Indonesia, 18-22 November 2013.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 84279116xPUB75
Author Disney, Leigh
Barnes, Alan
McDowall, Janet
Geng, Gretchen
Title Observation of Children's Engagement when Playing iPads
Conference Name The 21st International Conference on Computers in Education
Conference Location Bali, Indonesia
Conference Dates 18-22 November 2013
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education 2013
Editor Wong, Lung Hsiang
Liu, Chen-Chung
Hirashima, Tuskasa
Sumedi, Pudjo
Lukman, Muhammad
Place of Publication Jakarta, Indonesia
Publisher UHAMKA Press
Publication Year 2013
ISBN 978-602-8040-71-6   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 616
End Page 621
Total Pages 6
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This paper investigated 3-4 year old children’s engagement levels while they were playing iPads. Observations were used in this study. Eighty students participated in this study. This paper made three important contributions, which include a) children’s engagement levels were medium to high while playing iPads, which supports the play-based learning theory in early childhood education, b) young children can use touch screen technology and gestural interfaces in their learning, and c) children were having fun, expressed especially in their verbal languages and utterances. Early childhood educators and young children’s parents may find this paper useful in providing access and guidance for young children to use iPads to play and learn.
Keyword Engagement levels
Play-based learning
Touch screen technology
Gestural interface
Additional Notes C5: ICCE Conference on Digital Game and Digital Toy Enhanced Learning and Society (GTEL&S)
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