Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Digital Storytelling, Information, and Education

  • Jennifer MastersEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_196
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“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time”

Rabindranath Tagore

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Introduction

Ever since the computer was contemplated as a learning device in the 1980s (Taylor 1980), adults have debated whether children’s access to technology in schools is essential or that the technology is merely a distraction from the real learning. It seems remarkable that almost 40 years after technology for learning purposes became viable, the significant use of these technologies can still be considered as peripheral. Even though children might use devices ubiquitously in their out-of-school lives, it is possible that they may still spend much of their school day reading handwritten text from a whiteboard, writing on paper with a pencil or pen, and using paper-based worksheets and notebooks. While they are probably using computers or mobile devices, this might be in limited ways: to “look up” information and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia