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Education and technology : key issues and debates

Author: Neil Selwyn
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Will technology replace the school and university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about technology and learning? Does technology make education more individualized? What does the future hold for technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use in education? In a thoroughly revised edition of this successful book, Neil Selwyn takes a critical look at some  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Selwyn, Neil.
Education and technology.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
(DLC) 2016023885
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Selwyn
ISBN: 9781474235921 1474235921 9781474235914 1474235913 147423593X 9781474235938 1474235948 9781474235945
OCLC Number: 950202466
Description: ix, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What Do We Mean by 'Education' and 'Technology'? --
2. Making Sense of Technology and Education Change --
3. A Short History of Education and Technology --
4. Technology and Learning --
5. Technology and Teachers --
6. Technology and Education Institutions --
7. Technology and the Individualization of Education --
8. Education and Technology: Where Now?
Responsibility: Neil Selwyn.

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"Will technology replace the school and university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about technology and learning? Does technology make education more individualized? What does the future hold for technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use in education? In a thoroughly revised edition of this successful book, Neil Selwyn takes a critical look at some of the major current debates and controversies concerning digital technologies and education. Focusing on the social as well as the technical aspects of these issues, Selwyn addresses fundamental but often unvoiced questions about education and technology. Over the course of eight chapters, the book gives careful thought to the people, practices, processes and structures behind the rapidly increasing use of technologies in education, with an emphasis on the implications of digital technologies for individuals and institutions. The book focuses attention on the connections between recent technology developments and broader changes in education practice, education policy and education theory over the past 10 years. It also challenges us to reflect on future directions and controversies for education in the (post)digital age. Expanded study questions, annotated further reading and a new glossary of key terms are included to support readers. An updated companion website links to case study examples, two bonus chapters and much more for students and lecturers."--

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