Emerging Practices and Issues of New Media and Learning

  • Tzu-Bin LinEmail author
  • Victor Chen
  • Ching Sing Chai
Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)


The advent of new media has drastically changed the mode of communication and information dissemination among people. Communication and information are two key elements that constitute learning, regardless of whether one views learning as knowledge acquisition, meaningful participation within a community, or knowledge creation (Paavola et al. 2004). Consequently, many educators are advocating revolutionary changes in teaching and learning supported by new media and emerging technologies. For example, the TE21 report that illustrates a twenty-first-century model of teacher education as articulated by the National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore emphasizes much on the impact of new media on learning and teacher education (NIE 2009). Thomas and Brown’s (2011) depiction of the new culture of learning that emerged from self-motivated teenagers afforded by new media also creates challenges to the traditional notion of education that emphasizes structured curriculum to be delivered to students. In short, current and emerging technologies are creating new learning spaces that defy many assumptions of the traditional education practices.


New media Learning Participatory culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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