Educational Futures

Digital Difference

Perspectives on Online Learning

Editors: Land, Ray, Bayne, Siân (Eds.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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A sense of disquietude seems ever present when discussing new digital practices. The transformations incurred through these can be profound, troublesome in nature and far-reaching. Moral panics remain readily available. Discussing the manner in which digital culture within education might differ from its ‘analogue’ predecessors incurs the risk of resorting to increasingly roadworn meta¬phors of new frontiers, ‘cyber’ domains, inter-generational conflicts and, inevitably, the futurist utopias and dystopias characterised by Western media throughout the twentieth century. These imaginings now seem to belong to an earlier era of internet thinking. We are freer, over two decades on, to re-evaluate digital difference from new perspectives. Are digital learning environments now orthodox, or do the rapidly emerging technologies hold a new promise and a new arena of difference for pedagogical practice? What are the points of rift, and the points of continuity, between virtual learning spaces and their equivalents in the real? What qualities of difference should concern us now? The writings in this collection from three continents reflect a complex embrace of culture, power and technology. Topics range from social questions of consumption, speed, uncertainty, and risk to individual issues of identity, selfhood and desire. Ethical issues arise, involving equity and authority, as well as structural questions of order and ambiguity. From these themes emerges an engaging agenda for future educational research and practice in higher education over the coming decade. The book will interest teachers, practitioners and managers from all disciplines, as well as educational researchers.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Structure, Authority and Other Noncepts1

    Hamish Macleod, Jen Ross

    Pages 15-27

  • ‘Digital Native’ and ‘Digital Immigrant’ Discourses

    Siân Bayne, Jen Ross

    Pages 159-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Difference
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Online Learning
Editors
  • Ray Land
  • Siân Bayne
Series Title
Educational Futures
Series Volume
50
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-580-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-580-2
Series ISSN
2214-9864
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 184
Topics