Don't believe the hype. John Potter welcomes a new book that questions assumptions about educational technology
Neil Selwyn is professor of education at Monash University in Melbourne and has just published his new book under the eye-catching title of Distrusting Educational Technology. Such a title will come as no surprise to those of us who have worked alongside him or followed his work in the past few years (since the days of Telling Tales on Technology in 2002).
As we have come to expect from him, it’s a detailed, scholarly and well-written piece of work which acts as a measured counterbalance to the wave of hype and largely unfulfilled promise of educational technology in the developed world.