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Developmentally Appropriate Digital Environments for Young Children

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Title: Developmentally Appropriate Digital Environments for Young Children
Author(s): Cooper, Linda Z.
Subject(s): Children and digital resources Young children Information seeking
Abstract: The developmental level of child information seekers affects their ability to interact with digital technology as a means to satisfy their information needs. Principles of child development and learning that inform developmentally appropriate practice must be considered when designing digital environments for the very young. Cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development impact a child’s ability to interact successfully with a digital environment. These developmental considerations and design responses supportive of young children’s information-seeking behavior, as well as perspectives of theorists in the area of child development and system design, are addressed. (from the article)
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 54 (2) Fall 2005: 286-302.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2005 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-12-13

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