Children are one of the largest new user groups of mobile technology -- from phones to micro-laptops to electronic toys. These products are both lauded and criticized, especially when it comes to their role in education and learning. The need has never been greater to understand how these technologies are being designed and to evaluate their impact worldwide. Mobile Technology for Children brings together contributions from leaders in industry, non-profit organizations, and academia to offer practical solutions for the design and the future of mobile technology for children. *First book to present a multitude of voices on the design, technology, and impact of mobile devices for children and learning *Features contributions from leading academics, designers, and policy makers from nine countries, whose affiliations include Sesame Workshop, LeapFrog Enterprises, Intel, the United Nations, and UNICEF *Each contribution and case study is followed by a best practice overview to help readers consider their own research and design and for a quick reference
|Author||: Grace Oakley|
|Publisher||: Emerald Group Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2018-11-01|
|ISBN 10||: 1787148807|
|Pages||: 192 pages|
This book examines the ways in which mobile technologies may contribute to or disrupt literacy learning in children. Also explored is the impact mobile technologies may have on literacy definitions and practices; student, parent and teacher roles and interactions; power relations in education; and social and material interactions.
|Author||: E. Bond|
|Release Date||: 2014-06-25|
|ISBN 10||: 1137292539|
|Pages||: 243 pages|
This timely volume offers an in-depth theoretical analysis of children's experiences growing up with mobile internet technologies. Drawing on up-to-date research, it explores the relationship between childhood as a social and cultural construction and the plethora of mobile internet technologies which have become ubiquitous in everyday life.
|Author||: Baby Professor|
|Publisher||: Speedy Publishing LLC|
|Release Date||: 2018-05-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1541925289|
|Pages||: 64 pages|
Your fifth grader probably uses a cellphone most of the time. But does he/she know how it works? This picture book is an informative read that boosts your child’s technological advantage. It’s recommended that your child harvest as much knowledge about the world as possible. Go ahead and grab a copy of this picture book today.
|Author||: Papadakis, Stamatios,Kalogiannakis, Michail|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2019-11-29|
|ISBN 10||: 1799814882|
|Pages||: 408 pages|
Mobile technologies combined with an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and organization of learning experiences that are meaningful to children could create a creative and interactive learning environment different from that of traditional teaching. Making good use of mobile learning with appropriate devices will increase the learning motivations of the students and help them bring about positive performance. Mobile Learning Applications in Early Childhood Education is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of mobile learning techniques and strategies within diversified teaching settings. While highlighting topics including computational thinking, ubiquitous learning, and social development, this book is ideally designed for researchers, teachers, parents, curriculum developers, instructional designers, academicians, students, and practitioners seeking current research on the application of mobile technology within child education.
This book examines research and relevant theory on the role of mobile phones in the lives of children and young people, how these technologies are used for different applications, the effects that mobile phones have on young people, and the challenges of regulating and controlling the technology and its use.
An international roster of contributors come together in this comprehensive volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and mobile technologies come into focus, intersect, and interact. Given the far-reaching impact of contemporary mobile technology use – and given the lasting importance of the concept and experiences of place – this book will appeal to a wide range of scholars in media and cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy of technology.
|Author||: Silton, Nava R.|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2015-05-31|
|ISBN 10||: 1466683961|
|Pages||: 425 pages|
The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.
|Author||: Rich Ling,Leopoldina Fortunati,Gerard Goggin,Sun Sun Lim,Yuling Li|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-06|
|ISBN 10||: 0190864397|
|Pages||: 1000 pages|
Mobile communication has dramatically changed over the past decade with the diffusion of smartphones. Unlike the basic 2G mobile phones, which "merely" facilitated communication between individuals on the move, smartphones allow individuals to communicate, to entertain and inform themselves, to transact, to navigate, to take photos, and countless other things. Mobile communication has thus transformed society by allowing new forms of coordination, communication, consumption, social interaction, and access to news/entertainment. All of this is regardless of the space in which users are immersed. Set in the context of the developed and the developing world, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society updates current scholarship surrounding mobile media and communication. The 43 chapters in this handbook examine mobile communication and its evolving impact on individuals, institutions, groups, societies, and businesses. Contributors examine the communal benefits, social consequences, theoretical perspectives, organizational potential, and future consequences of mobile communication. Topics covered include, among many other things, trends in the Global South, location-based services, and the "appification" of mobile communication and society.
|Release Date||: 2018|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Abstract : Purpose: With a high rate of mobile technology ownership in the home, it is unknown how parents' behavioral intention influences mobile technology adoption and children's informal use to support reading. The purpose of this paper is to identify 120 parents' intentions to adopt mobile technology and gather in-depth perceptions about mobile technology adoption with a smaller subset of 13 parents. Design/methodology/approach: The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology adoption model and the ecological systems theory help explain the interconnections of the child's home and school on mobile technology intentions and use behavior. A mixed-method explanatory research design obtained behavioral intention scores from a parent survey and individual interviews explained intention scores and depth of perceptions. Findings: Parents' behavioral intention scores show, on average, parents agree with using mobile technology to help their child read in the home. Behavioral intention concerns are influenced by children's individual experience with technology: reluctant users prioritize media-safe education; indifferent users perceive technology as entertainment and desire a balance of text mediums; eager users are influenced socially and recognize interactive and individual affordances when reading with technology. Research limitations/implications: Knowing that parents' behavioral intentions vary based on their individual concerns, transparency between parents and teachers about parents' concerns and children's mobile technology use in the home can strengthen children's mobile learning opportunities between home and school. Originality/value: Data were collected from 46 classrooms between two K-5 elementary schools in the southeastern USA, which offers a unique glimpse into technology adoption behavior in two different communities.
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance|
|Release Date||: 2012|
|Pages||: 126 pages|
|Author||: Keengwe, Jared|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2013-02-28|
|ISBN 10||: 146662986X|
|Pages||: 349 pages|
With the rapid development of emerging technology tools, the digital nature of learning environments continues to change traditional forms of education. Therefore, knowledge of these changes for incorporation into classroom instruction is necessary. Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration analyzes possible solutions over the concerns and issues surrounding mobile technology integration into the classroom. This book is an essential resource for professionals, researchers, and technology leaders interested in providing a direction for the future of classroom technology.