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Enhancing the Early Childhood eLearning Experience: Literacy and Literature in the Preschool Setting
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, , Southern Utah University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The authors have attempted to provide an interactive program for children to begin the elearning process at an early age as part of the literacy component of a university preschool. The project has begun by training university students to transfer popular children’s literature to PowerPoint presentations, which are then shared with young children at the campus lab school. Children were involved with an enlarged version of the printed book and were able to respond to illustrations and text. Data was collected from university students as to their attitudes toward this experience. The upcoming academic year will have university students take this elearning experience and expand upon it by having young children in the preschool lab school interact with the PowerPoint text by identifying pre-literacy concepts such as letter names, directionality of text, cover of book, title, author, illustrator, etc. Data will again be gathered to ascertain the effectiveness of this program.

Citation

Karen, H. & Wei-Ying, H. (2009). Enhancing the Early Childhood eLearning Experience: Literacy and Literature in the Preschool Setting. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 1709). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .