Title: Aesop's Fables: a technology-based delivery

Authors: Nikleia Eteokleous, Despo Ktoridou, Dolapsakis Demetris

Addresses: Frederick University of Cyprus, 7, Y. Frederickou St., Pallouriotissa, 1036 Nicosia, Cyprus. ' University of Nicosia, P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus. ' University of Nicosia, P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus

Abstract: Many worldwide efforts have been made recently in restructuring teacher education programs. This paper provides an example of how senior pre-service early childhood teachers incorporated computer technology in fairy tale curriculum. It presents the creation and delivery of animated Aesop|s Fables, and the preparation of activities that are based on the Fables. A case study design was employed and through in-depth interviews with pre-service early childhood teachers; it summarises the barriers encountered in integrating computers, the educational benefits and gains of computer technology integration, and the importance of computer technology integration as a regular feature in an early childhood classroom.

Keywords: early childhood education; Aesop|s fables; computer technology; preschoolers; computer integration; animation; teacher education; technology enhanced learning; e-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2008.020234

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2008 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.118 - 131

Published online: 09 Sep 2008 *

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