WG5 Report “DigiLitEY Research Methods Think Tank”

Originally posted on DigiLitEY Methods Corner:
This document reports the main discussion points arising from a two-day DigiLitEY COST Action Think Tank held in Madrid. We invited leading researchers from across Europe who are specialists in young children’s digital literacies. The aim was to share and debate perspectives in relation to current and future research…

Mediated discourse analysis

Originally posted on DigiLitEY Methods Corner:
In this video, Karen Wohlwend (School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington) discusses the use of mediated discourse analysis in her research with elementary school children and their teachers. In one of her articles (Wohlwend, 2014), Wohlwend defines mediated discourse analysis (MDA) as “an action-oriented approach to critical discourse analysis…

“How it works that game?”

Preschoolers’ Agency in Technology Supported Language Learning Activities Nathaly Gonzalez-Acevedo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain That technology is part of very young children’s lives is not new, however, how they interact with it is still an area that is under exploration. In this line, research is interested in how children make sense of technology andContinue reading ““How it works that game?””

Supporting children’s digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools

Stephane Chaudron, European Commission, Joint Research Centre ©AdobeStock_Africa Studio Schools are instrumental for promoting healthy and meaningful use of digital devices at school but also at home. Indeed, using digital technologies for learning in schools improves parents’ perceptions of these technologies, which in turn helps children’s digital learning and supports a healthier and more meaningfulContinue reading “Supporting children’s digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools”

ITC Conference Grant – 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference

Cristina Sylla In the scope of the ITC Conference Grant for Early Career Investigators to participate in Conferences, funded by the Cost Action ‘DigiLitEY’ digital literacy and multimodal practices of young children, chaired by Prof. Jackie Marsh, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference, taking placeContinue reading “ITC Conference Grant – 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference”

Digital stories & young children as empowered museum visitors

Zeljka Miklosevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia Art museums as places of informal learning engage young children and foster cultural and social inclusion through a multimodal app. In most cases, young children go to art museums as part of (pre)school trips and they are often segregated from the gallery space into a room where they participateContinue reading “Digital stories & young children as empowered museum visitors”

Digital writing culture in Brazilian public school: working with teachers and with small children

Isabel Cristina Alves da Silva Frade, Mônica Daisy Vieira Araújo and Julianna Silva Glória The research entitled “The use of digital technologies and the Internet in the pedagogical practice of teachers of Child Education for the insertion of children in the written culture” is developed by researchers and undergraduate students of the Faculty of EducationContinue reading “Digital writing culture in Brazilian public school: working with teachers and with small children”

Shared Book Reading with tablets

Merel de Bondt, PhD-Student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam In many western countries the majority of households own a tablet and children play with them. Even the youngest children know how to swipe. Without adults, toddlers will however use tablets primarily for uneducated fun – watching YouTube movies and playing games. But where do youContinue reading “Shared Book Reading with tablets”