Bachelors Degree - Early Care and Education

Fall 2023 Course Information
Technology and Young Children

Course Description
The course focus is on how electronic technology impacts development of young children in educational, home, and community environments and how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Students learn to be critical thinkers and informed consumers of technology related to young children.

Michelle Mathews
Office: 573-884-6800

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Spotlight on Young Children and Technology
Amy Schillady and Leah Schoenberg Muccio
ISBN: 978-1928896869
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children

Digital Tools for Learning, Creating, & Thinking: Developmentally Appropriate
Victoria B. Fantozzi
ISBN: 978-1-952331-04-6
Publisher: NAEYC

Course Access

Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the MU Campus Coordinator will email course access information to students for courses taught by MU. Using the instructions and information in the email, students will be able to activate their Canvas at Mizzou and MU email account. Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.

Students needing assistance with setting up their account should contact the MU IT Help Desk at 573-882-5000. If students haven’t received the course access information email, please reach out to the MU Campus Coordinator at

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Jacy Phillips, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society Graduate,
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