How Much and What Kind?

How Much and What Kind?: Identifying an Adequate Technology Infrastructure for Early Childhood Education

Lindsay Daugherty
Rafiq Dossani
Erin-Elizabeth Johnson
Cameron Wright
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 8
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs38t
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    How Much and What Kind?
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    To realize the potential benefits of technology use in early childhood education, and to ensure that technology can help to address the digital divide, providers, families of young children, and young children themselves must have access to an adequate technology infrastructure that allows them to perform all the tasks and functions that flow from goals for technology use. The authors examine how stakeholders might collaborate to define what constitutes an adequate technology architecture and help ensure it is realized.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8971-7
    Subjects: Education

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  1. How Much and What Kind? Identifying an Adequate Technology Infrastructure for Early Childhood Education
    (pp. 1-8)
    Lindsay Daugherty, Rafiq Dossani, Erin-Elizabeth Johnson and Cameron Wright

    To realize the potential benefits of technology use in early childhood education (ECE), providers, families of young children, and young children themselves must have access to an adequate technology infrastructure-an infrastructure that allows them to perform all of the tasks and functions that flow from the goals for technology use in ECE. Identifying specific require­ments for this infrastructure of devices, software, and connectivity is neither a straightforward nor an easy undertak­ing, because many factors-such as the rapid pace of technology development-make an “adequate infrastructure” a moving target. In this policy brief, we identify challenges and examine how a wide variety...