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Hope, Andrew – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
Despite widespread internet provision in UK schools, there is little evidence to suggest resultant, sustained educational benefit. Drawing upon the notion of over-blocking, this paper explores how narrow notions of digital learning and over-zealous responses to internet risks limit students' educational experience. It is argued that this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Security
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Hope, Andrew – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
In the last decade, Internet provision has become widespread within schools in many economically developed countries. Proponents of such technology have stressed the potential benefits to be gained from innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Yet, herein purity and danger are seen to co-exist, with unregulated "pollutants"…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Technology Integration
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Hope, Andrew – British Educational Research Journal, 2006
Internet access has recently been introduced into over 30,000 schools in the UK. While web provision has been heralded by some as an educational panacea, it is also recognised that there are dangers inherent in school Internet use. Adopting the cultural risk perspective, drawing upon a social-cultural analysis of Internet regulation and utilising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, At Risk Persons, Pornography