Introduction to Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective

Chrystalla Mouza, Nancy C. Lavigne

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This chapter provides a historical overview of the role of technology in schools and describes strategies used to address technological innovations in school settings. Four types of emerging technologies are then introduced: (a) technologies that support learning to understand and create; (b) technologies that support learning by collaborating; (c) technologies that support anytime, anyplace learning; and (d) technologies that support learning by gaming. A summary of each chapter presented in this volume is also provided. The chapter concludes with thoughts on future directions of emerging technologies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for the Classroom
Subtitle of host publicationA Learning Sciences Perspective
EditorsChrystalla Mouza, Nancy Lavigne
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781461446965
ISBN (Print)9781461446958, 9781489995483
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameExplorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies
ISSN (Print)2512-1715
ISSN (Electronic)2512-1723


  • Augmented Reality
  • Mobile Learning
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Network Site
  • Virtual World

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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