Making a digital difference? An investigation of new technologies in secondary schools

  • Selwyn, Neil (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bulfin, Scott (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Johnson, Nicola (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project addresses the long-standing question of why digital technologies have largely failed to have a consistent impact on the core processes of schools and schooling. The overarching aim of the project, therefore, is to identify the socio-technical adjustments that might be made within schools to facilitate 'better' uses of digital technology. Using an innovative combination of large-scale surveying, in-depth ethnographic study and critical participatory design, the project will: (i) provide rich insights into why digital technologies are often not being used to their full potential in schools; and (ii) actively collaborate with school communities in experimenting and constructing alternatives.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/141/03/17

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD325,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)