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Digital Technologies for School Collaboration (Digital Education and Learning)by Anastasia Gouseti
Synopses & Reviews
Web-based school collaboration has attracted the sustained attention of educators, policy-makers, and governmental bodies around the world during the past decade. This book sheds new light on this topical but ever so complex issue. Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical work, it presents the various models of available school twinning programs and explores the cultural, political, and economic factors that surround the recent enthusiasm regarding collaborative initiatives. Moreover, the book critically examines teachers' and students' experiences of web-based school collaboration. In particular, it develops a realistic perspective of the range of challenges they face and identifies the host of technological and non-technological issues that can shape participation in collaborative programs.
About the Author
Anastasia Gouseti is Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
Table of Contents
1. Web-based School Collaboration: the Promises and Problems
2. Digital Technologies in Education: New Tools for New Times?
3. Collaborative Experiences in Practice: Case Studies from the UK
4. Collaborative Experiences in Practice: Case Studies from Greece
5. The Bigger Picture: Understanding Web-based School Collaboration
6. Conclusions and Suggestions for Improving School Collaboration - Where Now?
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