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School 2.0: Rethinking the Future of Schools in the Digital Age

  • Neil SelwynEmail author
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Abstract

What future is there for formal schools and schooling in an increasingly digital age? Are educational technologists justified in arguing for the re-construction of school processes and practices along digital lines? Do contemporary digital technologies simply render the educational institution entirely obsolete? This chapter outlines – and then critiques – the radical forms of digital “re-schooling” and “de-schooling” that are often argued for within current academic debates over educational technology community. Instead, the chapter argues for a more modest approach that seeks to use digital technologies to work with schools as they currently are, rather than against them.

Keywords

Educational Technology Educational Institution Digital Technology Formal Schooling Informal Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.London Knowledge Lab, Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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