T488 – Technology and Early Learning
This course provides students with a structured framework for understanding technology in early childhood and decision-making about technology and digital media to enhance learning for young children. The course focuses on what we know about child development and early learning with research and practice about the appropriate and intentional use of technology and digital media for young children. Students will examine current research; explore issues of access and equity; analyze programs and approaches; evaluate technology tools; gain insights about using technology to strengthen home-school-community connections; and design integrated play and learning experiences with technology integration in the STEM disciplines. Students will also gain confidence and competence in using technology themselves.