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Asked 24th May, 2017

Research on (young) children's conceptions of computers, coding, and the internet?

Dear  all,
I'm looking for research literature about young children's conceptions of coding, computers, and the internet. Via searches to various databases I have found some interesting reading (see the list below), but any additional reading (especially about children's conceptions of the internet) is highly appreciated.
Thanks, 
Pekka
Edwards, S., Nolan, A., Henderson, M., Mantilla, A., Plowman, L., & Skouteris, H. (2016). Young
children's everyday concepts of the internet: A platform for cyber‐safety education in the early
years. British Journal of Educational Technology.
Hammond, M., & Rogers, P. (2007). An investigation of children’s conceptualisation of computers
and how they work. Education and Information Technologies, 12(1), 3-15.
Jervis, A. (2003).Children’s Thinking About Computers. Paper presented at the British Educational
Research Association Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Levy, S. T., & Mioduser, D. (2008). Does it “want” or “was it programmed to...”? Kindergarten
children’s explanations of an autonomous robot’s adaptive functioning. International Journal of
Technology and Design Education, 18(4), 337-359.
Oleson, K. E., Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., Lum, H. C., & Sinatra, A. (2010). Developmental human
factors: children's mental models of computers. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 54, No. 19, pp. 1450-1453). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA:
SAGE Publications.
Papastergiou, M. (2005). “Students’ Mental Models of the Internet and Their Didactical
Exploitation in Informatics Education.” In: Education and Information Technologies 10(4,) pp.
341–360.
Rücker, M. T., & Pinkwart, N. (2016). Review and Discussion of Children’s Conceptions of
Computers. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 25(2), 274-283.
Turkle, S. (2005).The second self: computers and the human spirit. 20th anniversary ed. Cambridge,
MA: MIT Press.

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8th Feb, 2019
Pekka Mertala
University of Jyväskylä
The official version of the article is freely available via this link 'till March 23rd 2019
httpss://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YWPF7t9Unpqzl
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24th May, 2017
Tomi Slotte Dufva
Aalto University
I think you could add Turkles Alone together there, but it is maybe more about teenagers. Turkle, S. (2011). Alone Together:.  Basic Books, Inc.
And then little bit on the lighter side is this: James-Thomas, A. (2014). Making makers : kids, tools, and the future of innovation. Sebastopol, CA: Maker Media.
I am actually just writing an article on children's experiences in Käsityökoulu Robotti.
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24th May, 2017
Pekka Mertala
University of Jyväskylä
Thanks Tomi,
BTW what kind of data you have collected from the kids? Mine consists of drawings and interviews of how computers work.
24th May, 2017
Tomi Slotte Dufva
Aalto University
We have some interviews and questionnaires about the things they'd like to make in Robotti. Also photos of art works made in Robotti etc.
25th Nov, 2018
Pekka Mertala
University of Jyväskylä
Dear all,
I am happy to announce that the paper I sought this information for has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. Pre-print version of the article can be found via the link below:
Best,
Pekka
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8th Feb, 2019
Pekka Mertala
University of Jyväskylä
The official version of the article is freely available via this link 'till March 23rd 2019
httpss://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YWPF7t9Unpqzl
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