23. The Digital Challenge

  1. Kathy Hall,
  2. Teresa Cremin,
  3. Barbara Comber and
  4. Luis C. Moll
  1. Sandra Schamroth Abrams and
  2. Guy Merchant

Published Online: 5 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118323342.ch23

International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture

International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture

How to Cite

Abrams, S. S. and Merchant, G. (2013) The Digital Challenge, in International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture (eds K. Hall, T. Cremin, B. Comber and L. C. Moll), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118323342.ch23

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470975978

Online ISBN: 9781118323342

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Keywords:

  • classroom;
  • digital learning;
  • education;
  • literacy

Summary

This chapter presents a review of research of technology integration in elementary and middle school classrooms undertaken between 2000 and 2011, highlighting the affordances and limitations of attempts to contemporize practice across the grade levels. The review of research suggests that technology in education continues to be considered through traditional lenses primarily because we do not yet have a theory which allows us to understand and account for the world of communication as it is now. The chapter begins by looking at the ways in which digital technology has begun to unsettle conceptions of literacy and learning. After this, it explores what current research reveals about technology in the classroom, following with a discussion of the key methodological dilemmas and an agenda for future research.