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Digital Technologies and Change in Education

The Arena Framework

By Niki Davis

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174 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Digital Technologies and Change in Education provides professionals and other leaders with a road map of the processes of change for teachers, schools, universities, and educational systems, including extensive case studies and evidence that clarify the benefits and challenges of digital technologies in education. To this end, Niki Davis offers a theoretical framework—the Arena—as a tool for exploration and analysis of our own experiences of teaching, leadership, and research. With a blend of local, regional, and global examples from all sectors of education, this book allows readers to move past the potentially misleading glitter of new technologies and into the co-evolving ecologies that make up education and training locally and globally.


Using an ecological perspective, Niki Davis shows with the Arena frameowrk the complexities of technology integration for teaching and learning. Well-written with lots of examples, this book will be very useful for technology leaders.

--Joke Voogt, Professor, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

List of Tables


  1. Introduction
  2. The Arena framework and its story
  3. Can digital tools increase quality in learning?
  4. Organization-wide change with digital technologies in education
  5. Change in K–12 education with online teaching
  6. Understanding the complexity of change
  7. The journey of the Arena and into the future

About the Author

Niki Davis, previously a professor in teacher education in the U.S. and the U.K., is currently Distinguished Professor of e-Learning and Director of the e-Learning Lab at University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning


Routledge and Niki Davis are pleased to present a sample chapter from Digital Technologies and Change in Education that details the author’s journey toward the Arena framework detailed in the book.

Sample chapter