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Nemorin, Selena; Selwyn, Neil – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Digital fabrication and "3D Making" are prominent recent additions to school curricula, hastened by the increased affordability of Computer Assisted Design software and devices such as 3D printers. It is increasingly argued that classroom use of these technologies can re-orientate schools towards forms of skills and knowledge appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Printing, Computer Peripherals
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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The past decade has seen the expansion of personal digital technologies into schools. With many students and teachers now possessing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, schools are initiating one-to-one and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies aiming to make use of these "personal devices" in classrooms. While often discussed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Ethnography
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Player-Koro, Catarina; Bergviken Rensfeldt, Annika; Selwyn, Neil – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Digital technology is an expanding area of education policy. There is growing interest, therefore, in how networks of corporate and state policy actors implicit in the formation of (inter)national education technology agendas intersect with local school systems and teachers. In particular, this paper explores the significant policy work that takes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Policy, Merchandising, Ethnography
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Selwyn, Neil – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, schools micro-computing in the UK developed from being a niche "hobbyist" activity to a prominent, officially mandated element of the national education system. Drawing on in-depth interviews with key actors of the time, this paper outlines the initial varied interpretations of schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Policy
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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Government support for the production and consumption of educational software is now a key element of New Labour's education technology drive. At present much attention is being directed towards marketing "digital learning" to an educational sector traditionally wary of technological innovation. In an effort to understand the social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Policy Analysis, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Selwyn, Neil – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article reviews two recent books on the rising use of digital data in schools and university education, reflecting on areas of further research, analysis, and action. The books discussed are: (1) "The datafication of primary and early years education: playing with numbers," by A. Bradbury and G. Roberts-Holmes, London, Routledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Henderson, Michael; Selwyn, Neil; Aston, Rachel – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Digital technologies are now an integral aspect of the university student experience. As such, academic research has understandably focused on the potential of various digital technologies to enable, extend and even "enhance" student learning. This paper offers an alternate perspective on these issues by exploring students' actual…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Selwyn, Neil – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Digital technologies are now an integral feature of university study. As such, academic research has tended to concentrate on the potential of digital technologies to support, extend and even "enhance" student learning. This paper, in contrast, explores the rather more messy realities of students' engagements with digital technology. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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Bergviken Rensfeldt, Annika; Hillman, Thomas; Selwyn, Neil – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Social media are now an important aspect of the professional lives of school teachers. This paper explores the growing use of mass 'teacher groups' and 'teacher communities' on social media platforms such as Facebook. While these online communities are often welcomed as a means of professional learning and support, the paper considers the extent…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Social Media
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Henderson, Michael; Finger, Glenn; Selwyn, Neil – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the digital technologies that taught postgraduate students engage with during their studies, what these technologies are used for and how useful they are perceived to be. The article draws upon data gathered from a survey of 253 masters and postgraduate diploma/certificate students across two universities in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Johnson, Nicola – Learning, Media and Technology, 2017
This paper explores the ways in which digital technologies are now implicated in the work--and specifically the labour--of school teachers. Drawing upon qualitative studies in two Australian high schools, the paper examines the variety of ways in which teachers' work is now enacted and experienced along digital lines. In particular, the paper…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Selwyn, Neil; Boraschi, Daniela; Ozkula, Suay Melisa – British Educational Research Journal, 2009
The relatively restricted nature of children's use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) inside the school setting has long been noted by researchers. With this in mind, this article offers a grounded analysis of drawings collected from 355 primary pupils (years three to six) from five English primary schools depicting desired…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Information Technology, Questionnaires, Access to Computers
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Henderson, Michael; Selwyn, Neil; Finger, Glenn; Aston, Rachel – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
The much-discussed potential of "technology-enhanced learning" is not always apparent in the day-to-day use of digital technology throughout higher education. Against this background, the present paper considers the digital devices and resources that students engage most frequently with during their university studies, what these…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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White, Patrick; Selwyn, Neil – Educational Review, 2012
Covering a decade during which the "digital divide" came to popular and political attention, and written at a time when the Internet continues to be championed as a means of widening access to educational opportunities, this paper presents an analysis of the social, economic and educational characteristics associated with using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Access to Computers, Computer Use
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Selwyn, Neil – Distance Education, 2011
This article considers the uses and non-uses of digital technology by international distance learners. It draws upon data from in-depth interviews with 60 learners from around the world following distance education degree courses provided by a large UK federal university. The article focuses firstly on learners' descriptions of technology's role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Student Attitudes, International Education
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