Touch Screen Technology Adoption and Utilisation by Educators in Early Childhood Educational Institutions: A Review of the Literature

Melinda Plumb, Karlheinz Kautz, Holly Tootell

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The adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in early childhood educational settings, in particular touch screen technology such as interactive whiteboards and tablet computing devices has potential for use within early childhood educational institutions. We conducted a literature review in order to understand what literature currently exists in this research area. The nature of ICT implementation as a dynamic, complex process, and concepts of organisational innovation were considered when examining articles. We demonstrate that there is a significant gap in the body of knowledge in regards to touch screen technology in early childhood, particularly from a process perspective, and suggest that further research is required to understand the interplay between individual actions and organisational structural influences. This will contribute to the
development of an understanding that can support the successful implementation of touch screen technology within early childhood educational institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems : Information systems: Transforming the Future
EditorsHepu Deng, Craig Standing
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT University
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9780992449506
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013
Conference number: 24


Conference24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013
LocationRMIT University
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  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Tablets
  • Adoption
  • Early childhood
  • Educators

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