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Rethinking Technology in Schools

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American academic, Dr Vanessa Domine’s, new book, “Rethinking Technology in Schools” has been reviewed on the Education Review site by Dr Paul Asunda.

Dr Domine, on staff at Montclair State University (New Jersey), is a proponent of ‘communification’,

As a pedagogical destination, “communification” privileges connectivity, community, and communication among teachers, students and the wider educational community.

It’s a very interesting concept which implies an extension of learning beyond the classroom, and a real integration of learning and the classroom with the wider community.

Her blog pages, available here, detail her work in encouraging the use of various new technologies in the classroom, and make for very interesting reading for those teachers wanting to better integrate technology in their day to day work with students.

In his review, Dr Asunda writes:

Domine offers a new narrative for technology in schools that seeks to challenge educators to think decisively and carefully about fundamental communication and technological processes that support learning and eventually define education from an instructional perspective. The author offers new conceptions and definitions,  and fresh practical examples that tie technological trends that can affect education practices with technological gadgets that have impact our daily lives.

Read Dr Asunda’s review here.

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Written by Damien Morgan

September 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Posted in book review

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