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The Impact of New Media Technologies on Children's Learning and Well-being

The impact of new media technologies on children's learning and well-being
Elizabeth Hopkins

Introduction

Today's children are surrounded by New Media such as television, video, computer games and the internet. It would seem to be important, therefore, for those interested in children and their well-being to consider the impact such new technologies may have on children's learning. This chapter considers both the positive and negative impact of New Media technology.

Educational Technology versus Entertainment Technology

Traditionally young people have been characterised either as the victims of New Media technology, encouraged to indulge in violent computer games, helpless to the hypnotic power of the screen, or as canny ‘cyber citizens’, the digital generation. Prensky (2001) names them as ‘digital ...

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