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  • van Dijk J
  • van Deursen A
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Much has been written during the first decade of the new millennium about the potential of digital technologies to produce a transformation of education. Digital technologies are portrayed as tools that will enhance learner collaboration and moti-vation and develop new multimodal literacy skills. Accompanying this has been the move from understanding literacy on the cognitive level to an appreciation of the sociocultural forces shaping learner development. Responding to these claims, the Digital Education and Learning Series explores the pedagogical potential and realities of digital technologies in a wide range of disciplinary contexts across the educational spectrum both in and outside of class. Focusing on local and global perspectives, the series responds to the shifting landscape of education, the way digital technologies are being used in different educational and cultural contexts, and examines the differences that lie behind the generalizations of the digital age. Incorporating cutting-edge volumes with theoretical perspectives and case stud-ies (single-authored and edited collections), the series provides an accessible and valuable resource for academic researchers, teacher trainers, administrators and stu-dents interested in interdisciplinary studies of education and new and emerging technologies.




van Dijk, J. A. G. M., & van Deursen, A. J. A. M. (2014). Digital Skills. Digital Skills. Palgrave Macmillan US.

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