1st Edition

Education and New Technologies Perils and Promises for Learners

Edited By Kieron Sheehy, Andrew Holliman Copyright 2018
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    When should children begin their digital diet? Does the use of new technology hinder or enhance children's literacy development? Do new technologies give children new abilities or undermine their skills and identities? Are learners safe in modern online educational spaces?

    Kieron Sheehy and Andrew Holliman have assembled expert contributors from around the world to discuss these questions and have divided the book into three parts:

    • early engagement with new technologies: decisions, dangers and data
    • new technology: supporting all learners or divisive tools
    • global and cultural reflections on educational technology.

    Education and New Technologies focuses on aspects of education where the use of twenty-first-century technologies has been particularly controversial, contemplating the possible educational benefits alongside potential negative impacts on learners. Topics covered include:

    • e-books and their influence on literacy skills
    • games-based learning
    • the impact of new technologies on abilities and disabilities
    • learning analytics and the use of large-scale learner data
    • cyberbullying
    • intelligent technologies and the connected learner.

    A twenty-first-century book for twenty-first-century concerns, Education and New Technologies presents up-to-date research and clear, engaging insight about the relationship between technology and how we learn.

    List of figures and tables  List of contributors  Acknowledgements  Introduction. New technologies and a world of differences: introducing the perils and promises for learners Kieron Sheehy, Andrew Holliman  Part 1: Early engagement with new technologies: decisions, dangers and data 1. Digital media and young children’s learning: how early is too early and why? Review of research on 0-2 year olds Natalia Kucirkova, Jenny Radesky  2. The influence of e-books on language and literacy development Mirit Barzillai, Jennifer M. Thomson, Anne Mangen  3. Typewriting on electronic devices and Chinese children’s literacy development Duo Liu, Zhengye Xu  4. Making sense of cutting edge web-based literacy technologies Robert Savage, Aishwarya Nair, Miriam McBreen, Eileen Wood  Part 2: New technology: supporting all learners or divisive tools  5. Digital Assistive Technologies and educational need Peter Zentel  6. The construction of difference: the impact of neurodiverse communities within the cyber and physical worlds Charlotte Brownlow, Donna-Marie Thompson  7. Teaching About Ability expectation and its governance: the issue of STEM Gregor Wolbring  Part 3: Global and cultural reflections on educational technology  8. ‘Always connected’: transforming teaching and learning in education Maggi Savin-Baden  9. Learning analytics: a firm basis for the future Rebecca Ferguson  10. Teacher education: MOOCs for the developing world Clifford Omodele Fyle  11. Digital games-based learning. Time to adoption: two to three years? Wayne Holmes  12. Cyberbullying: from ‘old wine in new bottles’ to robots and artificial intelligence Conor Mc Guckin, Lucie Corcoran  Index


    Kieron Sheehy is Professor of Education in Innovation Pedagogies in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University, UK, specialising in inclusion, pedagogy and new technologies. He is Editor of the Current Debates in Educational Psychology series.

    Andrew Holliman is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, UK, specialising in the study of children’s literacy learning. He recently edited The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology and is also Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Reading.