Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Evaluation of Information Technology Utilization in Early Childhood Education Institutions Learning

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345629,
        author={Theresia Alviani Sum and Ignasius Febriyanto R Bora and Beata  Palmin},
        title={Evaluation of Information Technology Utilization in Early Childhood Education Institutions Learning},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={information technology learning early childhood education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345629}
    }
    
  • Theresia Alviani Sum
    Ignasius Febriyanto R Bora
    Beata Palmin
    Year: 2024
    Evaluation of Information Technology Utilization in Early Childhood Education Institutions Learning
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345629
Theresia Alviani Sum1,*, Ignasius Febriyanto R Bora1, Beata Palmin1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: annysum85@gmail.com

Abstract

This research aims to describe the technological media used by early childhood educators in Manggarai, along with the factors that influence the use of ICT in learning. The methodology used is qualitative research. Data was collected through interviews, observation and documentation at several early childhood education institutions in Manggarai. The study revealed that of the 10 institutions investigated, only 6 incorporated ICT into their teaching methods. The main option is to use laptops to display educational content, although their use is not planned consistently in the daily teaching schedule. However, the use of technology has succeeded in creating an interesting learning environment for children. However, limited access to technology, educators' skills in operating technology, and infrastructure constraints are the main obstacles in optimizing the use of ICT in early childhood learning. Therefore, there is a need for better support from early childhood education institutions and improvement of educators' skills in integrating ICT into teaching practice. This research highlights the importance of a planned approach, adequate support and adaptation to meet children's needs and development in order to maximize the use of ICT in learning.