EC Tech Collaborative | Surveys
The Early Childhood Technology Collaborative (ECTC). ECTC is a group of three early childhood technologists with lots of questions: Lilla Dale McManis, Ph.D. from Hatch Early Learning, Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. from Language Castle, and Fran Simon, M.Ed. from Engagement Strategies.
Over the past several years, collectively and independently, we have researched and written about the use of technology in early childhood programs. As a result of our work, we’ve encountered many questions about how the proliferation of technology tools is impacting early learning classrooms and programs. We have launched this collaborative to gather information on particular focus areas that have not been addressed in the current literature or collected in other recent surveys. We want to use the data to describe more fully how technology is being used in the early childhood education field and how educators feel about it.
The results of the surveys will be made public through articles in journals, blog posts, and other publications, and the raw results will be made available when there is a critical mass of information to share. The results will help inform product developers about how we early childhood educators use technology, what we like and don’t like, and developmentally appropriate practice. They will also help inform professional development and integration efforts for teachers and administrators.
The objective of the Collaborative is to design and analyze the results of a series of brief surveys and develop and disseminate reports and whitepapers to inform our work and the field as a whole. You can read more about the launch of the survey here.
If you would like more details about how we intend to use the data, please check out the FAQs.
Because we know you are busy, we have designed this project as a series of several brief questionnaires that will only take about 15 minutes each to complete. We will release the surveys over the next several months and invite teachers and administrators in early childhood settings to participate. In exchange for your participation, we will share the results with you. We will make the findings available in reports and white papers that we publish online and by email. By joining our email list (you will be invited at the end of the survey), you will be among the first to receive the information. Or you can choose to remain anonymous and read the results as they are published on various websites and in journals.
Please be aware that if you share your email address with us, we take your privacy seriously. We will never share your email address with any other organization or company, and we will never use it for any other purpose than to invite you to participate in other surveys, encourage you to include your colleagues, and when results are available. PERIOD.
Survey 1: Early Childhood Technology Today Survey, 2012 – This survey is now closed, but…
Take Survey 2, “Teachers’ Voices” now!
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Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. and Fran Simon, M.Ed. - early learning experts with a passion for helping educators use technology to achieve their goals.
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