Digitalisation of education: the three waves

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In this paper, we sketch out an empirical based theory about how class teaching seems to change in the era of digital media. The research question is what consequences access to the Internet means for classroom-based teaching. We propose a dialectic process between ‘new conditions’ and ‘school reactions’ running as a deconstruction of the old closed classroom in favour of an open community between students, teachers and third parts. Yet, the deconstruction does not happen at once. Rather we, suggest that it arises through three waves. In the first wave the old classroom is opened up. Students are distracted and teachers do not know what to do. The Internet becomes a challenge to teaching. In the second wave attention is drawn back to the educational interaction between teachers and students through the use of social media. In this phase social media are used to re-stabilise the educational situation and intensify it. In the third wave teachers and students go a step further and succeed in establishing educational relevant interaction with third parts (authors, researchers, foreigners etc.). Only in this final phase the Internet becomes a mean of new perspectives that alter the old educational setting thoroughly.
Udgivelsesåraug. 2016
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2016
BegivenhedNordic Sociological Association: Knowledge-Making Practices and Sociology’s Global Challenge - Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 11 aug. 201613 aug. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 28


KonferenceNordic Sociological Association

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  • Education, internet, social media, classroom, theory

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