Stamatios J Papadakis

Stamatios J Papadakis
University of Crete | UOC · Department of Preschool Education, Computer Science Department

Post doc Researcher
Mobile learning, STEM, Educational Robotics, Computational Thinking.

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Introduction
Post doctoral reseacher, University of Crete. ICT teacher in Secondary Education. Headmaster in 5th General Lyceum of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Lab website: http://moeads.edc.uoc.gr/ I am currently investigate how a STEM learning approach influence learning achievement through a context- aware mobile learning environment in the preschool classroom and to explain effects on preschoolers learning outcome.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
University of Crete
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Multimedia in Education
March 2017 - June 2017
Hellenic Mediterranean University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Informatics Teaching
February 2017 - June 2017
University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Informatics Teaching
Education
May 2012 - July 2015
University of Crete
Field of study
  • ICT in teaching of Mathematics
September 2004 - December 2006
University of the Aegean
Field of study
  • Educational environments in the Information Society
September 1991 - September 1996

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Publications (252)
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Η διδακτική εμπειρία δείχνει ότι ο προγραμματισμός Η/Υ αποτελεί για την πλειονότητα των μαθητών μια δύσκολη και ελάχιστα ελκυστική δραστηριότητα. Το μοντέλο που βασίζεται στην παραδοσιακή διδασκαλία του προγραμματισμού είναι μία μη αποδοτική μέθοδος και δεν μπορεί να εξασφαλίσει υψηλά αποτελέσματα μάθησης, όσο θα θέλαμε και όσο απαιτεί η σύγχρονη ε...
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The teaching of programming has been acknowledged as a difficult task since its first introduction in schools. The learning results are unsatisfactory, raising questions about the effectiveness of the method used. As it seems, students usually consider programming as a boring and tiring procedure. The problem would be solved if we could make the in...
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Από την πρώτη είσοδο του προγραμματισμού στις σχολικές μονάδες, η διδασκαλία του παρουσιάζει μεγάλες δυσκολίες. Τα μαθησιακά αποτελέσματα είναι φτωχά, εγείροντας ερωτήματα σχετικά με την αποτελεσματικότητα της μεθόδου που χρησιμοποιείται. Επιπλέον, οι μαθητές συχνά θεωρούν τον προγραμματισμό ως μια επίπονη και βαρετή διαδικασία. Το πρόβλημα ενδεχόμ...
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Τόσο στο εξωτερικό όσο και στην Ελλάδα οι μαθητές αντιλαμβάνονται τον προγραμματισμό ως μια δύσκολη, κουραστική, βαρετή, άνευ σημασίας και αντικοινωνική εργασία. Τα εισαγωγικά μαθήματα προγραμματισμού είναι πολλές φορές απογοητευτικά τόσο για τους μαθητές όσο και για τους καθηγητές. Ένας από τους σημαντικότερους παράγοντες στον οποίο έχει διαπιστωθ...
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New ICT tools allow children to take advantage of new learning platforms as well aiding them in effectively attaining new knowledge through activities related to their immediate interests and real life scenarios. Nowadays, computers and digital applications are a part of the daily life of children. In kindergarten education, properly designed digit...
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The inevitable digitalization of workplaces in the present era, generally as a result of technological developments, has caused a paradigm shift, along with new innovative business models and business behaviors, which has required leaders to possess certain digital skills for sustainable corporate performance. Hence, studies on digital leadership h...
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Ο φυσικός προγραμματισμός και οι εφαρμογές του μέσω μικροελεγκτών έχει ήδη γίνει μέρος της διδακτικής πράξης σε όλες τις βαθμίδες της εκπαίδευσης. Χρησιμοποιείται για την διδασκαλία διαφόρων εννοιών και δεξιοτήτων, σε ποικίλα γνωστικά αντικείμενα (STEAM) και μαθησιακά περιβάλλοντα. Στην παρούσα εργασία παρουσιάζεται ο σχεδιασμός και η υλοποίηση μια...
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The current study uses “digital addiction” as an umbrella term to refer to addiction to the Internet, social media, smartphones, digital devices, video games, or similar digital technologies. The study aims to investigate the scientific landscape of the digital addiction research field through combining bibliometric and science mapping analysis and...
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This study compares the STEM Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Greek and Turkish preschool teachers. The present research is a comparative descriptive study that aims to determine the STEM Pedagogical Content Knowledge of preschool teachers from Greece and Turkey. A descriptive survey model, a method used in quantitative research, was used as this s...
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This study, which aims to examine STEM parent awareness in the transition from preschool to primary school, used a survey model, one of the quantitative research designs. The study group consisted of 400 parents with children aged 5–7 years (preschool and primary school age) who participated in the study voluntarily from different provinces of Turk...
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Attempts to detect socially desirable responding bias have mainly focused on studies that explore sensitive topics. However, researchers concur that the sensitive character of the survey could be affected by the social context within which the research is conducted. Little research has been reported worldwide investigating the potential effects of...
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In the last decade, there has been increased use of eLearning tools. Platforms and ecosystems supporting digital learning generate a vast amount of data and information in various forms and formats. Digital repositories emerge, such as video, audio, emotional data, and data triplets of various events’ educational activities, making data management...
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This study explored certain popular educational apps’ vital characteristics and potential profiles (n1 = 50) for kindergarten kids. The profile analysis involved a categorization ascended from an evaluation process conducted by pre-service early childhood teachers’ (n2 = 295) at the University of Crete, Greece, using a new instrument, validated in...
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Although web survey has been a popular method of data collection in the academic community, it presents meagre response rates, which primarily affect the validity of the results as well as the reliability of the outcomes. Surveys worldwide that study the response rate only of teachers have not been found in the relevant literature. In this survey,...
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Where human communication and development are possible, folklore is developed. With the rise of digital communications and media in past decades, humans have adopted a new form of folklore within this online landscape. Digital folklore has been developed into a culture that impacts the ways in which communities are formed, media is created, and com...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis. Worldwide, preschool teachers were invited to develop the students’ learning experience in a new digital environment for mathematics. This research investigates preschool teachers’ mathematics practices during remote teaching and the use of digital tools in teaching mathematics after their r...
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This book brings together a collection of work from around the world in order to consider effective STEM, robotics, and mobile apps education from a range of perspectives. It presents valuable perspectives—both practical and theoretical—that enrich the current STEM, robotics, and mobile apps education agenda. As such, the book makes a substantial c...
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This research evaluates a novel, modular, open-source, and low-cost educational robotic platform in Educational Robotics and STEM Education. It is the sequel of an action research cycle on which the development of this robot is based. The impetus for the need to develop this came from the evaluation of qualitative and quantitative research data col...
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While the pandemic affects the whole world, identifying and comparing its effects in different countries makes an essential contribution to the literature. This study aims to compare the mediation strategies of Greek and Turkish parents for the digital games played by children aged 48–72 months. Parental Mediation Strategies of Digital Games for Ch...
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Educators’, parents’ and stakeholders’ perceptions about STEM, STEAM, female representation, and underachievement in STEM are of critical importance, as these perceptions shape educational practices. This study presents the results of a survey conducted to explore the opinions of teachers, student-teachers, parents, artists, and STEM professionals....
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The increasing use of educational robotics prompted our study. The aim is to examine the attitudes of primary school teachers regarding its use in the classroom. Identifying the gap in the literature with the questionnaire developed and answered by 156 teachers at Greek primary schools. We focused on their views on the contribution of robotics in i...
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Many countries are developing or reviewing national policies to support children developing as computational creators and thinkers. Preschool teachers do not view coding literacy similarly to universal reading and writing literacy. However, in the light of recent evidence, they will likely change their current view as a new curriculum around the gl...
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Η διδασκαλία των Φυσικών Επιστημών (Φ.Ε) θεωρείται ένα από τα πιο ουσιώδη στοιχείατης σύγχρονης εκπαίδευσης, έχοντας ως κεντρικό στόχο να προάγει ένα ενεργό και επιστημονικό τρόπο σκέψης Μπορεί η εφαρμογή της παιχνιδοποίησης στην εκπαίδευση να είναι αρκετά πρόσφατη, όμως η χρήση παιχνιδιών προς όφελος της εκπαίδευσης δεν είναι κάτι καινούργιο.Η χρή...
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In recent years, rapid technological development has affected our lives in all areas. Smart mobile devices and the applications that accompany them are now an integral part of the daily life of both adults and young children. In education, the integration of digital tools in the educational process has proven effective, as these tools allow student...
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In the last decade, interactive touchscreen devices have become ubiquitous in young children, and toddlers first experience touchscreen technology before two. Although parents have a vital role in developing the home environment as a stimulus for development, they also have conflicting views on the appropriateness of using apps to deliver education...
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Computational Thinking (CT) and the understanding of how programs are being executed is internationally acknowledging as a necessity for today's students and citizens of tomorrow. Despite the multifaceted nature of CT, the introduction of CT and associate concepts such as coding is regarded as developmental acceptable for preschool and kindergarten...
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Τα τελευταία χρόνια, οι έξυπνες κινητές συσκευές χρησιμοποιούνται ευρέως για την εκπαίδευση και την ψυχαγωγία. Οι εφαρμογές των έξυπνων κινητών συσκευών (mobile applications - apps) που απευθύνονται σε μικρά παιδιά έχουν αλλάξει το σύγχρονο εκπαιδευτικό τοπίο, ενώ και οι προτιμήσεις και οι πεποιθήσεις των γονέων ως προς την τεχνολογία αυτή διαδραμα...
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This study aims to investigate the relationships between COVID-19-related psychological distress, social media addiction, COVID-19-related burnout, and depression. The research, which was designed according to the relational survey model, was conducted with the participation of 332 school principals and teachers who received graduate education in t...
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The aim of this Research Topic is to better our understanding of how STEM, STEAM, and Computational Thinking approach in the form of interactive technologies and/or accompanied apps impact cognitive development as wells as reading, writing, and thinking skills in children from birth to 8 years. We are interested in understanding the role that these...
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The proliferation of mobile devices in everyday life since the end of the 20th century has led to mobile applications for educational purposes and the creation of the research field of mobile learning. Despite the extended research interest on the effectiveness of this field, there is limited research on mobile learning for various social groups, s...
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Abstract In the present study, we tried to identify the obstacles that Primary and Secondary school education teachers face when managing Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) and/or Digital Simulation Tools (DST) in science. One hundred seventy-six teachers from Greece answered the questionnaire. The results showed that the main reason for refusing to w...
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It is well acknowledged that the roles of both school administrators and teachers have changed due to the global education crisis caused by COVID-19. During this challenging and critical period, it is essential to investigate how those working in the education sector who undertake strategic tasks for sustainable education are affected by the new co...
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Ποικίλες έρευνες έχουν δείξει ότι η χρήση των ΤΠΕ στην προσχολική εκπαίδευση φέρει θετικά αποτελέσματα, εάν αυτή βασίζεται στις σωστές αρχές μάθησης. Τα παιδιά πλέον δεν αναφέρονται ως “ψηφιακά παιδιά”, αλλά ως “φορητά” και αιτία για αυτό είναι η είσοδος των έξυπνων φορητών συσκευών στη ζωή τους ήδη από την βρεφική ηλικία. Με έναυσμα την πρόσφατη β...
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Educational robotics have become popular worldwide with a broad range of students, including preschoolers. Although the impact of robotics technology in classrooms has been extensively studied, less is known about preschool teachers' perceptions of how robotics technology impacts learning and its relation to use in the classroom. This is problemati...
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It is widely known that when used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. In recent years, there has been a push to introduce coding and computational thinking in early childhood education, and robotics is an excellent tool to achieve this. This chapter presents some...
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A decade ago, Computational Thinking (CT) and coding were typically considered part of the secondary education programs, as the focus was on programming and algorithm development. The early childhood classroom was not exactly the area expected to find students-developed coding skills. But as has been the case lately, CT and coding have been charact...
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The use of games regarding education is not something new. Their use, especially in the early stages of the education system, is notably widespread in helping students learn and develop various skills. Although students are considered the centre of teaching, the teacher plays a central key role. He/she is called upon to care and understand the need...
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Concepts such as creativity, Computational Thinking (CT), algorithmic thinking, and STEM have become a focus of research and teaching interest in recent years, recognising a priority worldwide by public and educational authorities. Studies show that early exposure to CT and STEM learning encourages students’ interest and educational attainment in v...
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In the last decade, interactive touchscreen devices have become ubiquitous in young children, and toddlers first experience touchscreen technology before two. Although parents have a vital role in developing the home environment as a stimulus for development, they also have conflicting views on the appropriateness of using apps to deliver education...
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Children today live in a digital world that is evolving with technological advances and innovative technologies. Governments and policymakers around the globe are becoming interested in how to effectively bridge technology and economic prosperity as a driver for transforming teaching and learning through digital education. In early childhood educat...
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This publication focuses on opportunities and chances for folklore research online as well as research challenges for online folk groups. The book presents opportunities for the production of digital internet material from items and research in the field of folk culture and for digitization, documentation, and promotion of elements related to folk...
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Nano-Science and nano-Technology (NST) is a new interdisciplinary field that promises to provide solutions to timeless global challenges. Given that NST deals with elements that cannot be observed with the naked eye, their understanding by young children undoubtedly requires appropriate teaching methods. These distinct aspects of NST align well wit...
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The current study investigates the perspectives and experiences of teachers regarding their school principal’s digital leadership roles and technology capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research was conducted using a case study-based qualitative approach, and with a study group consisting of 89 teachers holding a Master’s degree. Maximu...
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There are digital applications that effectively encourage young children to participate in interdisciplinary activities. However, as the recent literature highlights, there is a significant lack of developmentally appropriate digital applications with the ability to educationally encourage effective interaction of early childhood children with nano...
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The first job of any journal editorial ought to be to celebrate the accomplishment of the contributors included. As you read the five articles in this present collection, we invite you to think of the degree of scholarship in our relationship with technology and young children. Every collection of papers is fascinating in its way, and this collecti...
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The present study examines the attitudes of primary school teachers regarding the use of robotics in the school context. With the questionnaire developed, we explored their attitudes regarding its contribution to improving the learning process, developing skills, and creating opportunities to enhance participation in robotic activities. Teachers se...
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The aim of this Research Topic is to better our understanding of how STEM, STEAM, and Computational Thinking approach in the form of interactive technologies and/or accompanied apps impact cognitive development as wells as reading, writing, and thinking skills in children from birth to 8 years. We are interested in understanding the role that these...
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The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has resulted in inevitable radical changes across almost all areas of daily life, with the pandemic having revealed perhaps the greatest crisis humanity has faced in modern history. This study aims to provide thematic and methodological recommendations for future sustainable research programs through a bibl...
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This study aims to investigate the relationships between the COVID-19 phobia experienced by school administrators and their work–family conflict, family–work conflict, and life satisfaction. This descriptive research, designed according to the relational survey model, was conducted with the participation of 356 school administrators. The study data...
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In the present study, we tried to find possible obstacles that Primary and Secondary education teachers face when managing Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) and/or Digital Simulation Tools (DST) in science. One hundred seventy-six teachers from all over Greece answered the questionnaire. The results showed that the main reason for refusing to deal wi...
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A Base Nacional Comum Curricular estabeleceu objetivos de aprendizagem de matemática para crianças pequenas. A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo comparar a influência de uma abordagem didática de ensino baseada na Educação Matemática Realística (RME) no desenvolvimento das habilidades matemáticas de crianças da educação infantil. Nesse contexto,...
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Data that shows that young children can learn and acquire Computational Thinking (CT) skills has led governments and policymakers internationally to integrate CT into the curriculum, starting in the earliest grades. Researchers support the idea that this introduction must not solely focus on a problem-solving process skill (CT) but instead provide...
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Contemporary mobile technologies offer tablets and smartphones that elicit young children’s active participation in various educational apps, dramatically transforming playing, learning, and communication. Even the most knowledgeable users face difficulties in deciding about the value and appropriateness of the so-called educational apps because of...
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The transformative agenda of sustainability education constitutes the focus of early-years education. In quality sustainability educational projects, children are supported to draw links between nature and society and relate to the studied phenomena. Is this methodological approach realized in educational programs for the early years? The present w...
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This paper is a brief review of the literature on the use of educational robotics in primary school. The purpose is to explore the application of robotics and, more specifically, the advantages robotics offers to students, the challenges that arise from its application, and what is its place in the curricula. Educational robotics is an innovative a...
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The introduction of STEM education, and specifically the implementation of educational robotics (ER), has drawn researchers’ attention and has shown that teachers play a crucial role in leading this innovation. The present study concerns in-service and pre service early childhood teachers, focusing on their perceptions and attitudes about ER use in...
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As educational technology continually improves, there is an ongoing interest in using educational robotics (ER) in preschool classrooms. The acquisition of STEM experience in young children's education has found that it helps children get the appropriate tools crucial to any successful study. As the research recognizes that children must participat...
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Nowadays, smart mobile devices such as tablets and accompanying applications (apps) are a part of young children’s daily lives. In kindergarten education, properly designed digital educational activities can become a potent educational tool for efficient and effective learning. These tools allow children to take advantage of new learning platforms...
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This paper is a systematic review of the literature on the use of BBC Micro:bit in primary education, including twelve empirical studies published from 2016 – 2020. This literature review’s goal was to investigate studies on the effects of using BBC micro:bit for learning. The Goal, Question, Metrics (GQM) approach was adopted as it represents a sy...
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The adoption of digital technologies in early childhood settings attracts the attention of an increasing number of researchers and scholars throughout the globe. Despite the proliferation of investigations focusing on learning through digital technologies in preschool and early-primary education, there are fields of knowledge in which the impact of...
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The implementation of gamification in education has attracted many researchers to increase engagement and achieve learning more effectively. Implementing technology in science curricula has seen a massive influx over the past years to stop the decline in students’ motivation towards science learning and promote scientific thinking. This study’s obj...
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Over the last few years, increasing attention has been focused on the development of children’s acquisition of 21st-century skills and digital competencies. Consequently, many education scholars have argued that teaching technology to young children is vital in keeping up with 21st-century employment patterns. Technologies, such as those that invol...
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The journal Advances in Educational Research and Evaluation is a peer-reviewed openaccess journal aimed to be a medium for discussing a wide range of international educational experiences and assessment techniques. The journal intends to publish high-quality articles, the scope of which includes but is not limited to topics mentioned in this editor...
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The adoption of digital technologies in early childhood settings attracts an increasing number of researchers and scholars throughout the globe. Despite the proliferation of investigations focusing on learning through digital technologies in preschool and early primary education, there are fields of knowledge in which the impact of digital technolo...
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This chapter presents the design and development of an open-source, low-cost robot for K12 students, suitable for use in educational robotics and science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). The development of DuΒot is a continuation of previous research and robot's innovation is based on three axes: (a) its specifications came from the 1s...
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Purpose This study, by critically analyzing material from multiple sources, aims to provide an overview of what is available on evaluation tools for educational apps for children. To realize this objective, a systematic literature review was conducted to search all English literature published after January 2010 in multiple electronic databases and...
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The mass influx of refugees into Europe since 2013 and their educational challenges have increased the need for high-quality refugee education. One proposal for addressing these challenges was to leverage mobile devices for educational purposes (mobile learning). Although significant research has been done in this field, mobile learning's effective...