Current Educational Technology Use for Digital Information Acquisition by Young New Zealand Children

Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A. and Cunningham, S. J.

    Improving children`s information acquisition using digital documents is an under-studied field. We performed a survey with both teachers and parents to highlight the current use of technology and digital information by young New Zealand children, both in schools and at home. We found that children have access to a range of technologies and information sources both at home and at school. They use a mix of computers, print books and eBooks to access documents. This paper analyses the results of our survey and discusses its implications for further studies and interventions on educational practices for children's information acquisition.
Cite as: Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A. and Cunningham, S. J. (2014). Current Educational Technology Use for Digital Information Acquisition by Young New Zealand Children. In Proc. Thirty-Seventh Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2014) Auckland, New Zealand. CRPIT, 147. Thomas, B. and Parry, D. Eds., ACS. 125-134
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