Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Information and Communication Technologies’ Pedagogical Affordances in Education

  • Reuben DlaminiEmail author
  • Fikile Nkambule
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_216-1



Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have encroached in education systems to a degree that they have become an integral part of the educational ecosystem. Though the integration of ICT in education has been a contentious issue, there is no way to ignore it because of the pedagogical benefits in the classroom. The growing presence of various ICT applications in schools impacts teaching and learning as ICT is now fundamental in the knowledge economy and the educational ecosystem. This has resulted in new ways of learning and teaching in a complex digital environment (Bartlett-Bragg 2017). Digital technologies are widely seen as enhancing teaching and learning, thus fuelling their rapid adoption and integration in the classroom. Their rapid growth in education has resulted in the pursuit of alternative pedagogical approaches throughout developed and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Information & Engineering TechnologyWits School of EducationParktown, JohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Educational Information & Engineering TechnologyUniversity of the WitwatersrandParktown, JohannesburgSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bill Davey
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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia