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Marsh, Jackie; Plowman, Lydia; Yamada-Rice, Dylan; Bishop, Julia; Lahmar, Jamal; Scott, Fiona – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study is the first to systematically investigate the extent to which apps for children aged 0-5 foster play and creativity. There is growing evidence of children's use of tablets, but limited knowledge of the use of apps by children of children of this age. This ESRC-funded study undertook research that identified how UK children aged from 0…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Creativity, Computer Oriented Programs
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McPake, Joanna; Plowman, Lydia; Stephen, Christine – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
There is a limited literature on pre-school children's experiences with "digital technologies" at home and little discussion of the ways in which children harness these technologies for their own purposes. This paper discusses findings drawn from three studies that investigated the role of "domestic technologies" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Computer Games, Educational Technology
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Plowman, Lydia; Stephen, Christine – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
The paper reports a study designed to inform the development of an information and communication technology strategy for the pre-school years of education. The main methods of collecting evidence were observations at seven pre-school settings and interviews with at least two practitioners and a number of children at each site. Practitioners…
Descriptors: Interaction, Play, Information Technology, Preschool Children
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Plowman, Lydia – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1996
Students ages 11-16 using 4 different educational multimedia packages were observed to determine how children make sense of interactive media. Design implications include the need to create a dynamic narrative which is motivating and absorbing by integrating the rhetoric with strong mythical elements. The interrelationship of narrative, linearity,…
Descriptors: Children, Comprehension, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Plowman, Lydia; Chambers, Philip – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1994
Describes a preliminary evaluation of classroom use of compact disc interactive (CD-I) and Commodore Dynamic Total Vision (CDTV) interactive media systems. Information is provided on the pedagogical, operational, and logistical characteristics of these media compared to interactive video. Problems of poorly designed or inappropriate software and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education