Developing an Understanding of the Impact of Digital Technologies on Teaching and Learning in an Ever-Changing Landscape

  • Joke VoogtEmail author
  • Gerald Knezek
  • Rhonda Christensen
  • Kwok-Wing Lai
Reference work entry
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


In this introduction chapter, we reflect on the contributions of research in the field of digital technologies in education during the last decade (2008–2018). The guiding questions leading these reflections are (1) what progress in understanding the role and impact of digital technologies in education has been made? and (2) what emerging themes can be observed that warrant further study? Overall, the progress made in the last decade is promising, and new research themes have emerged. This chapter highlights selected findings and issues that serve as exemplars for those addressed throughout the 2018 handbook, within the thematic strands that served as the blueprint for the reference work itself. Whenever possible, brief comparisons and contrasts are made to the evolutions over the past decade, since the first edition of the handbook was published.


Information technology Teaching and learning Leadership Curriculum Emerging technologies Assessment Research methodologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joke Voogt
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Gerald Knezek
    • 2
  • Rhonda Christensen
    • 2
  • Kwok-Wing Lai
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  3. 3.University of Otago College of EducationDunedinNew Zealand
  4. 4.Windesheim University of Applied SciencesZwolleThe Netherlands

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