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Selwyn, Neil; Nemorin, Selena; Bulfin, Scott; Johnson, Nicola F. – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The past decade has seen the expansion of personal digital technologies into schools. With many students and teachers now possessing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, schools are initiating one-to-one and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies aiming to make use of these "personal devices" in classrooms. While often discussed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Ethnography
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Selwyn, Neil; Facer, Keri – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
During the past 15 years of his career, John Furlong's research and writing has focused--in part--on digital technologies and people's everyday experiences of education. While hardly a technology expert, his work has shown an acute awareness of the significance of computers, the internet and mobile telephony in making sociological sense…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Responsibility
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Selwyn, Neil – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, schools micro-computing in the UK developed from being a niche "hobbyist" activity to a prominent, officially mandated element of the national education system. Drawing on in-depth interviews with key actors of the time, this paper outlines the initial varied interpretations of schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Policy
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Selwyn, Neil – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This paper considers the contribution of sociological theory to the academic study of young people, education and digital technology. First it discusses the shortcomings of the technological and socially determinist views of technology and education that prevail in current academic and policy discussions. Against this background the paper outlines…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Feminism, Youth, Young Adults
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Selwyn, Neil – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
"Realising the potential of new technology" was one of the central educational themes of New Labour's 1997 election manifesto, with "information and communications technology" (ICT) established subsequently as a prominent feature of the Blair administration policy portfolio. As such New Labour can claim rightly to have made an…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education