JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 27(5): 498-523, doi: 10.3897/jucs.68942
The effect of mobile and information technologies on the language development design of preschool children: a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis study
expand article infoDuygu Mavi, Filiz Erbay
‡ Near East University, Lefkosa, Turkey
Open Access

This study aims to reveal the effect of mobile and information technologies (IT) supported education on the language development design of children, in different cultures in the preschool period, using the methods of meta-analysis and meta-synthesis. Fifteen (15) studies were examined in the meta-synthesis and 22 reviews in the meta-analysis. The studies reviewed in the meta-synthesis were subjected to content analysis, and codes were grouped under six themes. Taking into account the effect sizes reported in the experimental studies in the meta- analysis, the total effect size was calculated by using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. The analysis revealed that mobile and IT supported education had a high positive effect on the language development of preschool children in different cultures.

Mobile learning; Information Technology; language development; preschool; meta- analysis