5 Reasons That Technology Is Good for Kids

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Ian Bogost, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communications was quoted in “5 Reasons That Technology Is Good for Kids” for Parade.

Studies show that a curriculum involving digital media can improve early literacy skills. Participating four and five year olds enjoyed boosts in letter recognition, sound association with letters, and understanding basic concepts about stories and print. However, it should be noted that gains were achieved through the use of high-quality educational titles – and that strong parental and teacher involvement was key to success, as always. Experts further point out that teens and tweens can also benefit from the use of high-tech solutions. As Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost explains: “Look at [popular online games and virtual worlds]: You’ve got 11-year-olds who are learning to delegate responsibility, promote teamwork and steer groups of people toward a common goal.”

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

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Digital Media and Entertainment
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Digital Media, Ian Bogost, School of Literature Media and Communication
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  • Created On: Jul 22, 2016 - 9:31am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:28pm