Educating in the Information Society

Educating in the Information Society

Kathleen Tyner (University of Texas, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch014
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Abstract

As educational institutions struggle to accommodate the widespread social uses of digital media, tensions emerge between traditional and innovative school practices, resulting in unforeseen opportunities to rethink the design of physical spaces, curriculum resources, and pedagogical approaches. This chapter investigates digital literacy in pervasive computing environments as a driver for designing contemporary learning environments. Combined with open pedagogies, innovative resources, and well-designed virtual and physical learning spaces, technological advances have the potential to transform education. In the process, policymakers must reflect on the supports and challenges related to the social uses of pervasive, ubiquitous computing in the built world.

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