Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/807
This study explores the use of computer mediated communication (CMC) between two early years settings; one in London, England and the other in Reykjavik, Iceland. The purpose of this study was to investigate how children might learn through the use of CMC. This study was conducted from August 2006 through April 2007. The qualitative form of action research was used to study 23 children and two early years educators in their natural environments. Through this study it was discovered that the use of CMC formed a platform for exploration, where children learned about new technologies and used those to extend their understanding of their own immediate environment and that of a partner early years setting. The study concluded that children and adults used the technology to develop new knowledge and extend their learning. The study also concluded with recommendations about incorporating this into the early years curriculum.
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