Towards a knowledge base for using ICT to foster early literacy development: A review study

Nelleke Belo, Susan McKenney, Joke Voogt

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    A review study was conducted to describe the knowledge and skills teachers need for designing, organizing, and adapting technology-rich learning environments for fostering early literacy development in the kindergarten classroom. The sample consisted of 46 articles that reported on the affordances of technology in relation to kindergartners’ early literacy development. The review included studies on electronic books, computer-based training programs, technology-based curriculum supplements, technology-rich literacy curricula, assistive technology, and other educational media and sources for technology-rich literacy education. The findings report on the effects of technology and ict-applications on (aspects of) children’s early literacy development including emergent reading and writing skills. The conclusions and discussion section focuses on the kind of evidence these studies provide in light of teachers’ knowledge base for using technology and ict in early literacy education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
    Event15th Biennial Conference EARLI 2013: Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning - TUM School of Education, Munich, Germany
    Duration: 27 Aug 201331 Aug 2013


    Conference15th Biennial Conference EARLI 2013
    Abbreviated titleEARLI 2013
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    • early literacy
    • technology


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