Internet surfing for kindergarten children : a feasibiliy study

Wai Sing, Alfred LOO

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Abstract

The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For example, children who are creatively gifted might not have exceptional reading ability. To solve this problem, a special web browser was used to generate human speech according to the words that appeared on the web pages displayed. Experiments involving about 100 kindergarteners were conducted to assess the effectiveness of our approach. This paper demonstrates the feasibility of this web browser in enabling kindergarten children aged 3–6 years old to surf the Internet.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-184
Number of pages9
JournalGifted Education International
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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LOO, Wai Sing, Alfred. / Internet surfing for kindergarten children : a feasibiliy study. In: Gifted Education International. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 176-184.
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Internet surfing for kindergarten children : a feasibiliy study. / LOO, Wai Sing, Alfred.

In: Gifted Education International, Vol. 28, No. 2, 01.01.2012, p. 176-184.

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