Book Review: Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning – Foundations and Applications

emergence coverEdited by George Velestianos, Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning – Foundations and Applications, is an insightful survey of emerging technologies and practices in digital education. Technology is not neutral, and as such the creators of educational software embed in their programs a host of implicit assumptions about how students and educators will act and interact while using their software.

I especially appreciated the chapter on “Designing for Open and Social Learning,” where an example is given of a course where students use open platforms, like blogging software and twitter, to learn in public, publish public artifacts of their learning, and create their own personal learning networks.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in the intersection of education and technology.

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