While incorporating digital technologies into the classroom has offered new ways of teaching and learning into educational processes, it is essential to take a look at how the digital shift impacts teachers, school administration, and curriculum development.
Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development presents practical conversations with philosophical and theoretical concerns regarding the use of digital technologies in the educational process. This book will also aim to challenge the assumption that information accessibility is synonymous with learning. It is an essential reference for educators and practitioners interested in examining the complexity of academic knowledge construction in multimodal, digital worlds.
Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development challenges the naïve view that simply putting technology in the hands of students and teachers results in better teaching and learning. [...] I definitely recommend this text to those who are considering answers to questions such as:
How do I use technology in the curriculum planning process?
At what point is technology most effectively incorporated into curriculum planning?
What are the land mines in inculcating technology to curriculum planning?
What are some of the latest and most effective ways to incorporate technology into curriculum?
It is particularly helpful to teacher-educators who need to reshape content methods courses to effectively use technology as a teaching and learning tool.