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E-Learning in PreK-3: Selecting and Designing Grade-Level Appropriate Online Tutorials
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, University of Arizona, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-35-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Today our PreK-3 students are comprised of Generation Z children who were born into a technology-abundant society. As a benefit to the technology affordances there are many learning opportunities associated with the technology that enhances the critical learning processes taking place in the classrooms and within their everyday lives. One specific technology with potential benefit to the teaching and learning process is tutorial-based software and online modules. Unfortunately, there are many inattentively designed tutorials, especially for the PreK-3 student audience. One contributing factor may be disconnect between generations in this highly digital age. Another may be misunderstanding by the older media designers with the learning and developmentally appropriate practices suitable for younger learners. For teachers of PreK-3, identifying and selecting effective, developmentally appropriate tutorials is challenging. This paper analyzes issues encountered by PreK-3 pre-service teachers when they were tasked with designing e-learning tutorials.

Citation

Arnold, S. (2018). E-Learning in PreK-3: Selecting and Designing Grade-Level Appropriate Online Tutorials. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 795-801). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 18, 2019 from .

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