New Media and Learning in the 21st Century

A Socio-Cultural Perspective

  • Tzu-Bin Lin
  • Victor Chen
  • Ching Sing Chai

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tzu-Bin Lin, Victor Chen, Ching Sing Chai
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mingfong Jan, Ek Ming Tan, Victor Chen
    Pages 67-76
  4. Tsung-Yen Chuang, Chia-Min Tsai
    Pages 109-128
  5. Angeline Khoo, Vivian Hsueh-Hua Chen, Choo Hyekyung
    Pages 129-144
  6. Lynde Tan, Beaumie Kim
    Pages 181-197
  7. Rose Yee Hing Liang, Li-Yi Wang
    Pages 199-212
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization and localization, for example how a specific form of new media (e-reader) changes specific activities in different cultures. In addition, studies based in Singapore classrooms provide insights as to how these concepts are being transformed and implemented by a co-constructive effort on the part of researchers, teachers and students. Singapore classrooms offer a unique environment to study the theory-practice nexus in that they are high achieving, implicitly grounded in the eastern cultural values and well-equipped with ICT infrastructure. While these studies are arguably the state-of-the-art exemplars that synergize socio-cultural and technological affordances of the current learning environments, they also serve as improvable ideas for further innovations. The interplay between theory and practice lends support to the reciprocal improvements for both. This book contributes to the continuing debate in the field, and will lead to better learning environments in the 21st century.   


Educational Media Educational techonology ICT in education Media education New Media in Education New Media in Singapore classroom New media and learning Participatory culture digital game literacy digital textbook in Korea media and teacher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Tzu-Bin Lin
    • 1
  • Victor Chen
    • 2
  • Ching Sing Chai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Nanyang Technological UniversityNational Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-325-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-326-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4874
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4882
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