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Children’s experiences with digital technologies

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Children’s experiences with digital technologies

This free course, Children’s experiences with digital technologies, is an introduction to how children use digital technologies, such as mobile applications, digital games and computers, and what they learn from these experiences. The course draws on debates about screen time to critically examine and present evidence about the effects of digital technologies on children’s learning and development. It concludes with a set of evidence-based recommendations about how adults (such as parents and teachers) should engage with and manage children’s interactions with technology.


Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how digital technologies have been used by children over the years
  • engage critically with public debates surrounding the use of technologies by children
  • understand the role of evidence in claims made about digital technologies and children
  • understand the effects of digital technologies on children's learning and development
  • identify good quality digital content for children using evidence-based guidelines.

First Published: 12/05/2020

Updated: 26/06/2020

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