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Beyond the cellophane seal: Evaluating software and websites for early childhood

Ewing, Bronwyn F. (2008) Beyond the cellophane seal: Evaluating software and websites for early childhood. Educating young children : Journal of Early Childhood Teachers' Assocation Inc -ECTA, 14(1), pp. 15-17.

Abstract

Software and websites need to be carefully evaluated by adults to determine their appropriateness for children. The difficulty however, is that adults do not always have the background to evaluate their appropriateness (Haugland, 1997). This paper provides insights into softwatre and website evaluations for early childhood contexts. In doing so, it seeks to raise several issues that act as barriers to approrpriate evaluation.

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ID Code: 14372
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: early childhood, technology, software and website evaluation, early childhood technology teaching and learning
ISSN: 1323-823X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Early Childhood Teachers' Association
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 18:26

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