A new book from UWA Publishing examines digital technologies in education - including digital literacy, online socialisation, cyberbullying, cyberpredation, surveillance and censorship.
Written by Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum, a lecturer in e-learning in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, the book analyses the role of digital technologies in the future of education in Australia and internationally. This is a particularly timely analysis in light of current Australian discussions of the National Broadband Network, the Digital Education Revolution, and net filtering.
From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education examines the pros and cons of increased classroom technology and calls for a better understanding of the overall value and impact of technology.
Assistant Professor Pegrum provides a balanced perspective on the technological, pedagogical, social, sociopolitical and ecological implications of technology.
Assistant Professor Pegrum teaches in Perth, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has given presentations on e-learning in Australia and New Zealand, East and Southeast Asia, and the UK and Europe.
His previous book was Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education and the Internet, co-edited with Associate Professor Joe Lockard of the University of California, Berkeley, and published in 2007.