new book: Social Media & Education

Neil Selwyn is co-editor of a new collection of essays titled 'Social Media and Education: Now the Dust Has Settled'. The book - published by Routledge - is co-edited with Eve Stirling from Sheffield Hallam University (UK). It features essays from scholars around the world - including the UK, US, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and South Africa.

new book: ‘Everyday Schooling in the Digital Age’

We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new book from our ARC-funded Discovery Project on schools and digital technology. Published by Routledge, 'Everyday Schooling in the Digital Age' is an in-depth ethnography of the realities of digital technology across three contrasting Australian high schools.

Skolan och digitaliseringen

Neil Selwyn has a new book just published: "Skolan och digitaliseringen: Blir utbildningen bättre med digital teknik?". This is a translation of his 2016 'Is Technology Good For Education?' book, this time published by the Swedish Daidalos publishing house.

BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

Neil Selwyn is one of the editors of the newly published 'BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research'. This is a two volume/41 chapter collection of new writing on methods and methodology - commissioned by the British Educational Research Association.

second edition of ‘Education and Technology: Key Issues & Debates’

The second edition of Neil Selwyn's 'Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates' is now published through Bloomsbury. This is a thoroughly revised version of...

Book Chapters

How Does Technology Enable Scaling Up Assessment for Learning?

LNM members Michael Henderson and Phill Dawson have written a chapter on the potential of scaling up assessment for learning through the use of technology designs.

New publication in Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2017

LNM's Mike Phillips is lead author on a new publication in Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2017 published by the Association for the Advancement...

Cognitive Engagement in Virtual Worlds Language Learning

New chapter from LNM members exploring the types of cognition experienced by higher education students during lessons in Second Life.

Education & Technology: critical approaches

Neil Selwyn is one of the featured authors in an authoritative collection of essays just published by Brazil’s Universidade Estácio de Sá. Titled ‘Education and Technology: Critical Approaches’ ('Educação e Tecnologia: Abordagens Críticas'), the book features 12 chapters in Portuguese and English translations. Authors include Audrey Watters, Richard Hall, Martin Weller, Jermey Knox, Lesley Gourlay, Raquel Barreto and Ralph Bannell,

new Turkish collaboration on digital childhood

Neil Selwyn is one of the featured authors in a new collection of collaborations between Turkish academics and international researchers working in the area of digital childhood. The book - Di̇ji̇tal yaşamda çocuk (Children's Digital Lives) - features a range of authors, including Sonia Livingstone, Marc Prensky, Amanda Third and Stephen Balkam.

Journal Article

Doing data differently? Developing personal data tactics & strategies amongst young people

Neil Selwyn and Luci Pangrazio have a new article published as part of their AuDA Foundation funded research into young people's personal data practices. The article is published in the open access journal 'Big Data & Society' - one of the leading journals in the emerging inter-disciplinary area of digital data studies.

Teachers ‘liking’ their work? Exploring the realities of teacher Facebook groups

Neil Selwyn has a new paper in the British Educational Research Journal titled "Teachers ‘liking’ their work? Exploring the realities of teacher Facebook groups". The paper focuses on the digital labor implicit in teachers' participation in a 13,000 strong online Facebook group focused on Flipped Classroom activities. While these groups are often celebrated as a source of networked professional learning, this paper explores characteristics of the Facebook group that constituted disadvantaging, exploitative and/or disempowering forms of technological engagement.

Feeling feedback: students’ emotional responses to educator feedback

A new article by Tracii Ryan and Michael Henderson - reports on students' emotional experience of the feedback comments they receive from educators. The findings indicate that international students and those who achieve lower grades are most negatively impacted.

new paper in Journal of Education Policy

Neil Selwyn has a new article published in the Journal of Education Policy with colleagues from the University of Gothenburg. The article - titled "Selling tech to teachers: education trade shows as policy events" - focuses on the role of large trade shows in the marketing of technology to schools and teachers. In particular, it explores the role of trade shows as sites of policy work - i.e. how these events function as sites of policy interpretation and the ‘sharing’ (or more accurately ‘selling’) of global ideas and imperatives to local schools and teachers.

AJET Special Issue

Together with Professor Judith B. Harris (College of William and Mary), Professor Matthew J Koehler (Michigan State University) and Joshua Rosenberg (Michigan State University),...


launch of UNESCO report on ‘Digital Skills for Life & Work’

UNESCO's 'Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development' launched its report on 'Digital Skills for Life & Work' on 17​th September in New York. The report - drafted by LNM's Neil Selwyn - examines how the education sector can ensure that all people develop essential digital skills for life and work.

End-of-project report from ACCAN project now available

The final report from LNM's recent research on 'proxy' internet use has just been released. The project was conducted for ACCAN over 2015 and 2016. The project explored the ways in which people help others to make use of the internet - often involving themselves in important and/or ‘risky’ online activities – e.g. banking, personal finances and purchasing goods.

Academic research in education, technology and media: mapping the field

Author(s): Neil Selwyn Nicola F. Johnson Scott Bulfin Michael Henderson Year of publication: 2013 Based on survey data from 462 ‘research active’ academic researchers this new research report examines the state...

Teenagers, Legal Risks and Social Networking Sites

Author(s): Melissa de Zwart David Lindsay Michael Henderson Michael Phillips Year of publication: 2011 Risks posed by forms of abusive behaviour such as cyber-bullying and grooming have been emphasised, both...

Exemplar Schools: Digistories of using innovative learning technologies

Author(s): Bernard Holkner Geoff Romeo Michael Henderson Glenn Auld Glenn Russell Wee Tiong Seah Anthony Fernando Year of publication: 2008 The aim of this study was to identify and document exemplary use of information and...