Since the "Role of IT" was first written in 1995, there have been many important developments in the perception and practice of IT, not least with the addition of the all-important "C" of Communication to the acronym. The potential of the Internet, email and the World Wide Web had been recognized at this stage but was of only minimal significance to the practice of teachers in the classroom. Today, however, information and communications technologies lie at the very heart of policy-making in education. This fully updated second edition assesses this seismic change.
Avril Loveless is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Brighton.
Questions for teachers: why ICT? - Communications: Exchanging and sharing information - Finding things out - Developing ideas and making things happen - ICT for all: empowerment and limitations - Preparation, planning and review - The role of ICT in the classroom - Appendix: Keeping up to date