Papers & Workshops



Teachers and Technoliteracy


Dr Ilana Snyder

Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

'Teachers & Technoliteracy' is about how to 'do' literacy and technology in educationally effective ways. Drawing on detailed case studies, the book shows how schools in different settings can establish sustainable and appropriate technology infrastructure. The book also suggests ways to develop teaching practices that not only enhance technology skills, but a range of literacy skills as well. In 'Teachers and Technoliteracy', the authors argue that educational principles should not be sacrificed to the 'technological dance', nor to the escalating corporatisation of education with which new technologies are so closely associated. Rather they demonstrate how technology can be put to the service of education and not only make it more effective but enrich it as well. In this session, Ilana Snyder, co-author of 'Teachers and Technoliteracy' will present an overview of the study upon which the book draws. She will then discuss with members of the audience some of the important issues that the book raises.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000