Event Title

An overview for handwriting and typing with digital devices for children

Session

Education and Development

Description

The classic process of writing evolved over the years, started wobbling in recent decades toward typing by having its own specifications between digital native and other layers of the population in developed countries but also to a lesser extent in developing countries. Now this process is facing intersections and alternatives that are being consolidated more and more and that should not exclude each other. The topic addresses the viewpoint of authors regarding new developments in the field of ICT that are related to writing and typing. It analyzes not only the achievements but also the negative aspects of technology involvement in this process and relies on contemporary literature, new ones in these areas, research and opinions. It tries to address the problem that began with some layers of children, who begin to use tablets or smart phones before learning to write by hand and have grown accustomed to typing with digital devices. This paper is also based on the opinions that have been issued by structured interviews conducted at different age levels and qualifications, from pre-school teachers, teachers of first grade, primary school, pre-university education in urban and rural areas, lecturers and scholars in universities and writers for their thoughts as well as their experiences, but without excluding scientists. Conclusions and recommendations will contribute not only to a layer wider than opinions were taken, but also to the broad mass of teachers and the population, in order to raise awareness for the issues which need to be resolved or overcome at this stage of development of our society.

Keywords:

children, digital devices handwriting, ICT, typing

Session Chair

Jozef Bushati

Session Co-Chair

Alisa Sadiku

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 3:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.125

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An overview for handwriting and typing with digital devices for children

Durres, Albania

The classic process of writing evolved over the years, started wobbling in recent decades toward typing by having its own specifications between digital native and other layers of the population in developed countries but also to a lesser extent in developing countries. Now this process is facing intersections and alternatives that are being consolidated more and more and that should not exclude each other. The topic addresses the viewpoint of authors regarding new developments in the field of ICT that are related to writing and typing. It analyzes not only the achievements but also the negative aspects of technology involvement in this process and relies on contemporary literature, new ones in these areas, research and opinions. It tries to address the problem that began with some layers of children, who begin to use tablets or smart phones before learning to write by hand and have grown accustomed to typing with digital devices. This paper is also based on the opinions that have been issued by structured interviews conducted at different age levels and qualifications, from pre-school teachers, teachers of first grade, primary school, pre-university education in urban and rural areas, lecturers and scholars in universities and writers for their thoughts as well as their experiences, but without excluding scientists. Conclusions and recommendations will contribute not only to a layer wider than opinions were taken, but also to the broad mass of teachers and the population, in order to raise awareness for the issues which need to be resolved or overcome at this stage of development of our society.