A case study of young children's use of ipad for digital storytelling for a study of self

Leigh Disney, Gretchen Geng

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    Abstract

    Young children gain an understanding of self via play. Visual representations of self via art in early childhood are often associated with children's drawing or painting; the current study reports on digital story telling, rarely used by children. Reasons vary, including the lack of user-friendly technologies and difficult analysis of young children's self-learning process and results. This study was innovative by involving a case study of a 7-year-old child's play with iPad and whether and how this child could reflect on self and present results by using visual artistic presentation other than traditional painting or drawings. This 4 week study found that the participating child could use apps, such as iPad app camera, to produce a digital story presenting her study of self. Although this study has its limitations, it does provide a new area for early childhood educators to explore and study further.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings
    EditorsWenli Chen, Jie-Chi Yang, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Su Luan Wong, Antonija Mitrovic
    PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
    Pages614-619
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9789869401265
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 4 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

    Conference

    Conference25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityChristchurch
    Period4/12/178/12/17

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    Disney, L., & Geng, G. (2017). A case study of young children's use of ipad for digital storytelling for a study of self. In W. Chen, J-C. Yang, A. F. Mohd Ayub, S. L. Wong, & A. Mitrovic (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017 - Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 614-619). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.