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Computers & Education Vol. 116, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 139–160
In the seven years since the introduction of the tablet (Apple iPad) in 2010, the use of software for smart mobile devices has grown rapidly in popularity and has become a hotly debated issue in the field of education and child development. However, ...
Comparing the Effectiveness of Using ICT for Teaching Geometrical Shapes in Kindergarten and the First Grade
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 50–63
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps to improve first grade and kindergarten students' basic geometry achievement. The author's research compares the level of geometrical competence of...
Does the use of Information and Communication Technology through the use of Realistic Mathematics Education help kindergarten students to enhance their effectiveness in addition and subtraction?
Preschool and Primary Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (Mar 06, 2017) pp. 46–62
The purpose of this research is to answer the question if and how information and communications technology (ICT) combined with the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) helps kindergarten students to enhance their effectiveness in addition and...
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 37–49
The purpose of this research is to compare the level of competence in stereometry of the university students taught using the authors' ICT oriented learning method based on the Van Hiele model for stereometry concepts, as opposed to traditional...
The Appropriateness of Scratch and App Inventor as Educational Environments for Teaching Introductory Programming in Primary and Secondary Education
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 12, No. 4 (October 2017) pp. 58–77
Teaching programming is a complex task. The task is even more challenging for introductory modules. There is an ongoing debate in the teaching community over the best approach to teaching introductory programming. Visual block-based programming...
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 21, No. 3 (2016) pp. 589–606
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve kindergarten students' basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the...
The Effectiveness of Computer and Tablet Assisted Intervention in Early Childhood Students' Understanding of Numbers. An Empirical Study Conducted in Greece
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 23, No. 5 (2018) pp. 1849–1871
The present study aimed to assess the effect of two different types of digital technologies (computers and tablets) in early childhood students' understanding of numbers. Three hundred and sixty-five children (mean age in months, M = 62.0, SD = 5.5) ...
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 22, No. 6 (2017) pp. 3147–3165
International studies indicate that the use of smart mobile devices and their accompanying educational applications (apps) can revolutionize young children's learning experiences. Although there is a vast array of educational apps for preschoolers,...
Comparing Tablets and PCs in teaching Mathematics: An attempt to improve Mathematics Competence in Early Childhood Education
Preschool and Primary Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (Nov 17, 2016) pp. 241–253
The present study investigates and compares the influence of using computers and tablets, in the development of mathematical competence in early childhood education. For the implementation of the survey, we conducted a 14 weeks intervention, which...