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Will technology replace the school or university? Will technology replace the teacher? What do we really know about learning and technology? 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 this thoroughly revised edition of a successful introduction, 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 some 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 individualsand institutions.
The book focuses attention on the connections between recent technology developmentsand broader changes in education practice, education policy and education theory over the past 10 years. The concluding chapter reflects 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.