How is digital media changing the way young children learn? Could the way young children learn be evolving to meet a new, dynamic digital media format?
Authors Jay Blanchard, a professor at Arizona State University, and Terry Moore ask these and other questions in their new report: “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy” (PDF), out this week from the Pearson Foundation.
The white paper was released at the annual Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) International Symposium.
Blanchard and Moore conclude “developmental milestones are changing as today’s children approach learning and literacy in new ways, not thought possible in the past. “
The paper is worth a read, especially for understanding our current context around the emergent literacy needs of primary-aged students.