Using and creating knowledge with new technologies: a case for students-as-designers

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Title Using and creating knowledge with new technologies: a case for students-as-designers
Author Kimber, Kay; Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree
Journal Name Learning, Media and Technology
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, USA
Publisher Taylor & Frances
Abstract While the last decade has been marked by widespread advocacy for integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) across school curriculum, teachers' understandings of the nature of electronic literacies in the learning process have received far less attention. This has been the case despite the accelerated growth, miniaturisation and convergence of new media, all of which have accentuated the need for educators to understand how student learning in digital environments might be engaged and enhanced. In this paper, our focus is on how working with electronic literacies can open up new ways of learning in schools. We identify some key challenges and opportunities for designing classroom tasks to promote the development of effective digital learning through the construct of 'students-as-designers'. Further, we explore possible implications of this construct for the agency of teacher and student as both strive to use and create knowledge in digital contexts.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713606301
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439880500515440
Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 31
Issue Number 1
Page from 19
Page to 34
ISSN 1743-9884
Date Accessioned 2007-03-18
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Educational Technology and Media
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13739
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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