Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)
Media-enabling technology is driving a huge amount of convergence, but the desktop computer looks likely to stay on school desks for quite a while yet. Although mobile services will accelerate changing media consumption, the technological convergence of the last couple of years has not yet led to the holy grail of ICT: the mythical 'black box' that can do everything. If anything, hardware now available appears to be diverging despite the media content converging. It is this convergence of media content that is the key: this provides obvious benefits for educators in terms of research and professional development. But what about teaching through convergent technologies? So far, the use of collaborative network spaces like Twitter in the classroom remains in its infancy. [Author abstract, ed]
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