Investigation of 3- to 4-year-old children's interaction with literacy teaching apps

Gretchen Geng, Leigh Disney

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    Abstract

    This study investigated use of iPad apps in young children's literacy learning. This study has two phases: app appraisal phase, and the child play phase. In the app appraisal phase, this study chose five available apps from the iTune recommended website. A GIARS rating scale was used to appraise the chosen apps in 10 areas in GIARS: age appropriateness, contextual environment, spatial design, seamlessness, scaffolding, non-violence, process orientation, real world model, and the anatomy of a gesture. In the child play phase, five 3-4 year old young children were observed while playing the apps to learn literacy. Early childhood educators and technician app developers will find this paper useful in conceptualising appropriate apps in young children's literacy learning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDoctoral Student Consortium (DSC) - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
    EditorsH Ogata
    Place of PublicationJapan
    PublisherAsia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)
    Pages430-435
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9784990801496
    ISBN (Print)978-4-9908014-7-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015) - Hangzhou China, Hangzhou, China
    Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (23rd)

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015)
    Abbreviated titleICCE
    CountryChina
    CityHangzhou
    Period30/11/154/12/15

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    Geng, G., & Disney, L. (2015). Investigation of 3- to 4-year-old children's interaction with literacy teaching apps. In H. Ogata (Ed.), Doctoral Student Consortium (DSC) - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 430-435). Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).