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Pages: 3240-3255
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain

KIDSMART SOFTWARE: A TOOL FOR HELPING KIDS AT JORDANIAN PUBLIC KINDERGARTENS TO ACCESS, PROCESS AND DEAL WITH ICT

K. Ajlouni

Arab Open University (JORDAN)
This study intends to highlight and recognize the role of the KidSmart software in facilitating children’s accessibility to ICT tools, and processing and dealing with them to describe the extent to which Kindergarten stage teachers have the necessary skills in the field of ICT in Jordanian public kindergartens. Study tool was distributed amongst teachers (266) who work in public kindergartens, and parents (719) who have children attending these kindergartens, with the collaboration of Kindergarten supervisors. Results indicating that: means concerning the items of Handling of ICT skills, Access to and dealing with ICT tools, and Ease of access and interacting with ICT tools were ranged between medium and good level. Besides, results indicated that female teachers feel very comfortable when they use ICT in kindergartens. Outcoms indicated that the percentage of having devices and software at home were acceptable; there was disparity between parents’ viewpoints regarding the appropriate age to introduce computer to children in kindergartens and at home. The researcher provides some recommendations to improve early childhood education in Jordanian kindergartens.
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author = {Ajlouni, K.},
title = {KIDSMART SOFTWARE: A TOOL FOR HELPING KIDS AT JORDANIAN PUBLIC KINDERGARTENS TO ACCESS, PROCESS AND DEAL WITH ICT},
series = {2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN10 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-9386-2},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {5-7 July, 2010},
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K. Ajlouni (2010) KIDSMART SOFTWARE: A TOOL FOR HELPING KIDS AT JORDANIAN PUBLIC KINDERGARTENS TO ACCESS, PROCESS AND DEAL WITH ICT, EDULEARN10 Proceedings, pp. 3240-3255.
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