ICT: Changing Education

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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the face of education. In this timely and accessible book, Chris Abbott examines the process by which ICT, and in particular its role in relation to literacy, has become central to national educational policies.
The author traces the history of computer use in schools and examines the concept of virtual learning communities using case studies involving learners, parents and educationalists. The role of the Internet is considered along with the differing national policies on its adoption and on developing online context. ICT: Changing Education reveals the development of open and flexible learning as the next stage of ICT's involvement with education.

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Abbott (education, U. of London) examines the process by which information and communication technology has become central to national educational policies, particularly its role in relation to literacy. He traces the history of computer use in schools; examines the concept of virtual learning communities using case studies involving learners, parents, and educationalists; considers the role of the Internet and the differing national policies on its adoption and on developing online content; and predicts that the development of open and flexible learning outside schools will be the next stage of the technology's involvement with education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 ICT and Literacy 4
2 Virtual Communities 13
3 Changing Schools 29
4 Learning, Computers and Social Interaction 48
5 Educational Responses to Technology 68
6 The Rise of the Internet and the Race to Connect 88
7 Towards a New Understanding of ICT and Schools 108
Index 126
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