1st Edition

World Yearbook of Education 2004 Digital Technologies, Communities and Education

Edited By Andrew Brown, Niki Davis Copyright 2004
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    A real revolution is taking place in the way in which we conceptualise and practise education and learning. This book sets out to explore the immense impact which digital technology is having on education around the world and the ways in which it is used by a wide range of individuals and communities.
    Contributors analyse changes in technology such as e-mail, the Internet, digital video and other media, but also the effect of this new technology on the way people live and learn around the world.
    Cultural changes taking place range from the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning to the development of new 'virtual communities' which revolve around particular social or cultural interests, and which serve as a crucial tool and source of identity for spatially displaced communities such as refugees.
    Digital technology is changing the way we all live, and this book is an authoritative study of these changes in all their diversity.

    SECTION I: Digital transformations 1. Learning: a semiotic view in the context of digital technologies Gunther Kress 2. (Dis)possessing literacy and literature: gourmandising in Gibsonbarlowville Soh-Young Chung, Paul Dowling and Natasha Whiteman 3. Multimedia learning in the digital world José L. Rodríguez Illera 4. Rethinking and retooling language and literature teaching Ronald Soetaert, Andre Mottart and Bart Bonamie 5. Children's concepts of information and communication technology: pointers to the impact on education within and beyond the classroom Bridget SomekhSECTION II: Learners and teachers 6. Playing and learning with digital technologies at home and at school Toni Downes 7. Learning and teaching adult basic skills with digital technology: research from the UK Harvey Mellar and Maria Kambouri 8. Teachers and teaching innovations in a connected world Nancy Law 9. Teaching with video cases on the web: lessons learned from the Reading Classroom Explorer Richard E. Ferdig, Laura R. Roehler, Erica C. Boling, Suzanne Knezek, P. David Pearson and Aman Yadav 10. Networking and collective intelligence for teachers and learners Bernard Cornu SECTION III: Intercultural interactions 11. Digital technology to empower indigenous culture and education, Paul Resta, Mark Christal and Loriene Roy 12. Refugee children in a virtual world: intercultural online communication and community, Liesbeth de Block and Julian Sefton-Green 13. The role of local instructors in making global e-learning programmes culturally and pedagogically relevant, Michelle Selinger 14. Case method and intercultural education in the digital age, Marsha Gartland, Robert McNergney, Scott Imig and Marla L. Muntner 15. Intercultural learning through digital media: the development of a transatlantic doctoral student community, Andrew Brown and Niki DavisSECTION IV: Building communities 16. A cross-cultural cadence in E: knowledge building with networked communities across disciplines and cultures, Elsebeth Sorensen and Eugene Takle 17. Telecollaborative communities of practice in education within and beyond Canada, Thérèse Laferrière, Alain Breuleux and Gaalen Erickson 18. Informatics teacher training in Hungary: building community and capacity with tele-houses, Marta Turcsányi-Szabó 19. Building communities of practice in 'New' Europe, Christina Preston and Laura Lengel 20. A systemic approach to educational renewal with new technologies: empowering learning communities in Chile, Pedro Hepp, Enrique Hinostroza and Ernesto Laval


    Andrew Brown is Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
    Niki Davis is Senior Professor and Director of Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching and Professor of Educational Technology at the Institute of Education, University of London.

    'Readable and thought provoking papers on how 21st century I.T. is changing teaching, learning, assessment, and communities.' - BJET 35(6)