TITLE

ICT literacies and the curricular conundrum of calling all complex digital technologies "Tools"

AUTHOR(S)
Arntzen, Jenny; Krug, Don; Zhengyan Wen
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
International Journal of Education & Development using Informati;2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely acknowledged internationally as an emerging and increasingly important area of K-16 education. A curricular conundrum centers on whether calling ICT a tool enables educators to infuse ICT within their curriculum. We reviewed literature on ICT and technological tools in education from 1995 to 2008 and found an increasing number of articles substituted tool(s) for more specific terminology. We argue in this paper, given the need to understand ICT within the constantly changing social and cultural contexts of local and global societies, it is misleading when digital hardware, software and infrastructure are reduced to being called a tool.
ACCESSION #
67615220

 

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