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10 elements of great digital content for young learners

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
February 14th, 2014

Young learners have certain preferences that digital content can target and engage

digital-contentSchools across the country are actively involved in the transition to digital content. But what does digital content look like for young learners? How can creating effective digital content impact young children and increase engagement?

Digital content for young children has a number of characteristics that keep children engaged and motivate them to learn, said Mark Schlichting, a veteran children’s interactive content designer and creator of Broderbund’s Living Books series, during an edWeb webinar.

“There’s no real difference between real play and digital play,” Schlichting said. “Play is play, except that digital play is really good at delivering immediate feedback.”

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