Many countries around the world have recognized the importance of early childhood education. As facilitators of learning, preschool teachers are expected to plan and provide for their children's learning by using a variety of resources, including information communication technology (ICT). The term IT refers to digital media or tools, including computers, tablets, multi-touch screens, Internet, digital cameras, audio recorders, and e-book readers. The key purpose of this study is to identify the key ICT competencies that are expected of pre-school teachers. In addition, this study examines the benefits of using ICT with preschool children as perceived by teachers, principals, and parents. This study also identifies the concerns or limitations of using ICT with preschool children. Copyright © 2016 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||ICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education: "Think Global Act Local" Main Conference Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Taiwan|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
CitationSaxena, A., & Hew, K. F. (2016). Using ICT in early childhood: What teachers, principals, and parents say. In ICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education: "Think Global Act Local" Main Conference Proceedings (pp. 511-520). Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
- Early childhood education
- Information communication technology