Computers and the child's cognitive development

dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Douglas A., 1943-
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-26T14:39:04Z
dc.date.available2015-03-26T14:39:04Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.description.abstractThis study examined factors that contribute to and predict computer ability in elementary age children and how these abilities relate to the child's cognitive development. Children at a private elementary school (pre-school to sixth grade) which has a Computer Learning Center were given a background questionnaire of computer experience and a computer literacy test. The best predictors of classroom computer ability were grade, sex, how often the child uses his/her computer at home, and what their favorite subject is. Children who performed better on the computer literacy test tended to be in higher grades, to use a computer at home daily, to be male, and to like math, science, and computers. This finding suggests that an experiential model may be more appropriate than a developmental model in the acquisition of classroom computer competency.
dc.description.sponsorshipHaverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10066/15815
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.accessHaverford users only
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcshComputers and children
dc.subject.lcshCognition in children -- Effect of computers on
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Data processing
dc.subject.lcshEnd-user computing -- Psychological aspects
dc.titleComputers and the child's cognitive development
dc.typeThesis
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