The Media and 25 Years of Children and Computers
Robert Sheehan, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This short paper examines how the use of computers by children has been represented in the news media over the last 25 years. Assuming the news media presents the interests and concerns of parents, teachers and children this information can show how well developers of hardware and software for children have met these interests. The examination over such a long period also shows interesting patterns. Things which were once thought of as crucial have lost their importance and discussion has now moved to the effects of the Web in the social lives of children. Over 100 articles from The New York Times were analysed and several interesting themes were extracted both from particular periods of time and from the whole range.
Sheehan, R. (2009). The Media and 25 Years of Children and Computers. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2662-2666). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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