Education and Technology

Education and Technology : Key Issues and Debates

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What does the future hold for digital technology and education? What can be learnt from the history of technology use in education? Does digital technology make education more individualized? Will it eventually replace the school, university and teacher?

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.

Brand new chapters on trends in AI and 'big data' driven automation of education, and the future(s) of education and technology are included. This edition also features new sections exploring 'post-digital' perspectives, personalized learning, digital labour, and the impending need for sustainable forms of digital education.

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 few decades. 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 bonus chapters and audio recordings for further discussion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 367.41g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 3rd edition
  • 1350145556
  • 9781350145559
  • 1,164,812

Table of contents

How to Use This Book
1. What Do We Mean by 'Education' and 'Technology'?
2. Making Sense of Technology and Educational Change
3. A Short History of Education and Technology
4. Technology and Learning
5. Technology and Educational Institutions
6. Technology and Teachers
7. Artificial Intelligence and the Automation of Education
8. Education and Technology: Looking to the Future
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Review quote

This 3rd edition of Neil Selwyn's essential book is a wonderful, critical and incisive summary of the key issues and debates that are shaping the field of digital education in the current moment. It perfectly balances critique, hope and concern, built on the deep expertise and knowledge which the author has developed over many years of research. The book is genuinely essential for anyone wishing to do serious work in the area of education and technology. * Sian Bayne, Professor of Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, UK * Writing about EdTech is easy. More challenging is to write something meaningful. What is very difficult is to write something that remains relevant for years. No doubt that this book successfully crossed the barrier of time proposing challenging questions and ideas to better understand our present and shape our future. * Cristobal Cobo, Senior Education and Technology Specialist at the World Bank * Education technologies so often fail to offer their promised results because designers and champions fail to understand the social and professional environs of education. Neil Selwyn's erudite guide to learning technologies pans back from the apps and promises to help readers understand new digital tools in their broader context. * Justin Reich, Associate Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA *
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About Neil Selwyn

Neil Selwyn is a Distinguished Research Professor at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
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