Life is digital, as Deborah Lupton wrote in 2015 (Lupton, 2015), but is education digital, too? There is no doubt that teaching and learning have increasingly been linked to Information and Communication Technolo-gies (ICTs) and the digital world has gradually become an outstanding topic of interest within the Sociology of Education. This chapter will pre-sent some key issues concerning the transformation of education in a digi-tal society, with a focus on the formal learning environment. The aim is to analyze some of the changes resulting from the propaga-tion of digital devices in education from a sociological point of view, in order to understand where and how educational practices, processes, and governance are being reconfigured, uncovering continuities and disconti-nuities of education in the digital era. To study the impact of ICTs in formal education is an opportunity to re-interpret the longstanding issues of inequality and inclusion, access and participation, and to verify wheth-er traditional sociological concepts are still able to adequately explain re-cent change and current configurations in the relationship between educa-tion and the digital society.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.01 - Contributo in volume (Capitolo o saggio)|