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The impact of using touch technology in elementary education
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Computer, Electrical and Surveying Engineering.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Before the touch-sensitive screen technology invented and being widely used all over the world, the education process was limited to three main points, the student, the teacher and the subject. Now the touch-sensitive screen is quickly becoming the fourth point that supports the education process.

The aim of this project is to define the role of touch technology on education, and to check how the process has changed using new materials. The project will mainly analyse the impact of those devices in primary schools, age 6 – 12 years and their teachers.

The report is divided into three main parts, the first part is to examine the effect of touch devices on the student, the second part related to the impact of these devices on the teacher and the third part will investigate how the touch technology influences the educational material. In the report I will also try to highlight the most important pros and cons of this technology, and also to highlight the most important flaws and shortcomings of using the devices in this area to make use of this useful technology.

The study will also show how the results differ using such devices, outcomes including doing homework, working together in groups, communicating with other students and teachers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
education, touch technology, impact, touchscreens, influence
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9831Local ID: EDT501OAI: diva2:956360
Subject / course
Computer enigeering
Educational program
Datateknisk systemutveckling
Available from: 2016-08-30 Created: 2016-08-30 Last updated: 2016-08-30Bibliographically approved

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