Course Objective

You will learn how to successfully start the process of technology integration in early childhood education by understanding and applying research-based strategies. Gain the expertise you need in order to make an impact on child learning with technology today.

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Kasuni Subasinghe

Better to get an idea about integrating technologies in ECE setting well.

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Amanda Riddiford

Interesting course

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Can my centre or school start this process?

This process does not require a high budget. It does require a strong will and a critical approach to your own pedagogical experiences. Additionally, this also involves a good perception on the role of technology in early childhood education, courage and the need to innovate. The productive process of integration can be started by a strong-minded principal or teacher with one single programmable toy or one digital camera and an ordinary computer.
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What are the benefits?

  • Young students are generally more focused and attentive when there's technology involved compared to the traditional way of learning, which is using the whiteboard. One of the main benefits of involving technology is that it's more engaging and interactive, especially since your main competition is the boredom of students. With technology, this rarely ever happens since their focus is completely engaged.

  • Technology also makes it possible for students to undergo training resources that are paperless. Teachers don't have to undergo the struggle of printing resources for students with their lessons. If it's paperless, it also makes things more convenient for both the student and the teacher.

  • Technology also makes parents' see the progress of their children. With modern technology today, communication is now made easy between teachers and parents. Parents can now keep track of their children's progress with technology.


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Kasuni Subasinghe

Better to get an idea about integrating technologies in ECE setting well.

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Meet the facilitator

Michael Hilkemeijer


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to "How to Integrate Technology in Preschool Today " Starter Course

    • Message from the instructor

    • How to get the most from the course

    • Get your free downloads!

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Top Questions on Technology in ECE Answered for you

    • Why does planning matter in Early Childhood Education?

    • Choosing the right technology for preschool

    • Do you need access to the latest and greatest technology?

    • How much technology in preschool do you need?

    • How to use technology creatively in early childhood education?

    • How to feel less intimidated with technology through teacher knowledge

    • How to use technology in preschool classrooms?

    • Before you go...

Meet your instructor

Director/Course Facilitator

Michael Hilkemeijer

As a teacher for over 15 years, Michael has taught and learned about the effective use of technology in education through his teaching practices and studies. He has a Masters in Education (ICTE) that focuses on effective instructional design and for over the past 8 years he has studied literature and case studies on the art of successful technology integration in education - the development of ICT capability. Through this process, he has written many articles, both online and in national magazines on the best practices for teachers in early childhood and primary education to develop ICT capability. One of which is the continual support of teachers in their professional learning.

Course Qualities

  • Self-Paced

    This course is self-paced and you can do it anytime and anywhere. Learn and apply it in your own teaching and learning environment.

  • Curriculum Aligned

    This course uses examples from the Australian Curriculum Science learning area.

  • Classroom ready

    This course is designed to be implemented within your own teaching and learning environment. It encourages the application of theories and strategies learned.

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