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Children and Computers

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Overview

Computers, once the property of relatively few, are now common in many homes. It is only natural that as parents we want to provide the best opportunities we can for our children.

The problem for many of us is that computers were not part of our childhood and we are not quite sure how to use them in the best possible way to help our children.

Modules

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

  • Why Computers?
  • Computers in the Home
  • Computers in Education
  • Which Computer?
  • The Unknown Future
  • New Knowledge and Skills

UNIT TWO: AGES ONE TO TWO

  • In the Comfort of your Home
  • The Adult Experience
  • Computers through a Child's Eyes
  • All those Buttons Computers are
  • Child's Play
  • Laying down the Foundations
  • Demystifying the Disk
  • Software for Beginners
  • Keeping your Sanity
  • Working with Electricity
  • Safety First
  • Making the Rules

UNIT THREE: AGES TWO TO THREE

  • The Importance of Play
  • Toddlers Typing
  • Mental Development and Language Skills
  • Cause and Effect
  • Moving from Trial and Error to Deliberate Actions
  • Menus and Palettes
  • Software
  • Using Printers
  • Types of Printers
  • Choosing a Printer
  • Playing on the Computer

UNIT FOUR: AGES THREE TO FOUR

  • Consolidating Cause and Effect
  • The Importance of Causality
  • Turning off the Computer
  • The Role of Imitation
  • Cross-Platform Experiences
  • Making their Mark
  • Software

UNIT FIVE: AGES FOUR TO FIVE

  • Logic at Last
  • Understanding Symbols
  • The Formation of Concepts
  • Predicting Responses on Computers
  • A Personal View of the World
  • Matching Software to the Child's View
  • Developing Memory and Recall
  • Concept Development
  • Help from Friends
  • The Need for Explanations
  • The Expanding Universe
  • Changing Technology
  • Mastering the Computer World
  • Greater Complexity and Competency
  • Language Development and Computers
  • The Real and Imagined World
  • Imagination and Computers
  • Different Worlds

UNIT SIX: AGES FIVE TO EIGHT

  • School and Home Computer Use
  • In the Future
  • Increased Attention and Increased Complexity
  • Provide Alternatives
  • Explanations
  • Avoid Anxiety
  • Talking when they Work
  • When Play Becomes Work
  • Going it Alone

UNIT SEVEN: READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS

  • Beware the Software
  • Integrated Software for Writing
  • Word Processing Software
  • Little Publishers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Editing, Design and Importing Graphics
  • Photo CD-ROMS
  • Communicating
  • Reading
  • Graphics, Sound and Text
  • Computer Books and CD-ROMs
  • Mathematics, Space, Measurement and Numbers
  • Drill and Practice Programs
  • Alternatives to the Electronic Textbook

UNIT EIGHT: GAMES

  • Parents' Concerns
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Gender Issues
  • Violence
  • Sporting Games
  • Simulations
  • Integrated Games
  • Attributes of Good Games
  • Copy Protection

UNIT NINE: YOUR ROLE

  • Modelling How to Learn
  • Modelling and Developing Positive Attitudes
  • Service and Support

UNIT TEN: DO-IT-YOURSELF SOFTWARE

  • Use Your Imagination and Theirs
  • Create Your Own Computer Books

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

Computers, once the property of relatively few, are now common in many homes. It is only natural that as parents we want to provide the best opportunities we can for our children.

The problem for many of us is that computers were not part of our childhood and we are not quite sure how to use them in the best possible way to help our children.

Modules

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

  • Why Computers?
  • Computers in the Home
  • Computers in Education
  • Which Computer?
  • The Unknown Future
  • New Knowledge and Skills

UNIT TWO: AGES ONE TO TWO

  • In the Comfort of your Home
  • The Adult Experience
  • Computers through a Child's Eyes
  • All those Buttons Computers are
  • Child's Play
  • Laying down the Foundations
  • Demystifying the Disk
  • Software for Beginners
  • Keeping your Sanity
  • Working with Electricity
  • Safety First
  • Making the Rules

UNIT THREE: AGES TWO TO THREE

  • The Importance of Play
  • Toddlers Typing
  • Mental Development and Language Skills
  • Cause and Effect
  • Moving from Trial and Error to Deliberate Actions
  • Menus and Palettes
  • Software
  • Using Printers
  • Types of Printers
  • Choosing a Printer
  • Playing on the Computer

UNIT FOUR: AGES THREE TO FOUR

  • Consolidating Cause and Effect
  • The Importance of Causality
  • Turning off the Computer
  • The Role of Imitation
  • Cross-Platform Experiences
  • Making their Mark
  • Software

UNIT FIVE: AGES FOUR TO FIVE

  • Logic at Last
  • Understanding Symbols
  • The Formation of Concepts
  • Predicting Responses on Computers
  • A Personal View of the World
  • Matching Software to the Child's View
  • Developing Memory and Recall
  • Concept Development
  • Help from Friends
  • The Need for Explanations
  • The Expanding Universe
  • Changing Technology
  • Mastering the Computer World
  • Greater Complexity and Competency
  • Language Development and Computers
  • The Real and Imagined World
  • Imagination and Computers
  • Different Worlds

UNIT SIX: AGES FIVE TO EIGHT

  • School and Home Computer Use
  • In the Future
  • Increased Attention and Increased Complexity
  • Provide Alternatives
  • Explanations
  • Avoid Anxiety
  • Talking when they Work
  • When Play Becomes Work
  • Going it Alone

UNIT SEVEN: READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS

  • Beware the Software
  • Integrated Software for Writing
  • Word Processing Software
  • Little Publishers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Editing, Design and Importing Graphics
  • Photo CD-ROMS
  • Communicating
  • Reading
  • Graphics, Sound and Text
  • Computer Books and CD-ROMs
  • Mathematics, Space, Measurement and Numbers
  • Drill and Practice Programs
  • Alternatives to the Electronic Textbook

UNIT EIGHT: GAMES

  • Parents' Concerns
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Gender Issues
  • Violence
  • Sporting Games
  • Simulations
  • Integrated Games
  • Attributes of Good Games
  • Copy Protection

UNIT NINE: YOUR ROLE

  • Modelling How to Learn
  • Modelling and Developing Positive Attitudes
  • Service and Support

UNIT TEN: DO-IT-YOURSELF SOFTWARE

  • Use Your Imagination and Theirs
  • Create Your Own Computer Books

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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