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Description - Children's Learning in a Digital World by Teena Willoughby

"Playing computer video games can be just what you need to get a job." Could such a statement ever be true? Computer games, software, and networking technologies are often viewed as threats to the social, emotional, and physical well being and development of children. However, such beliefs are often unfounded. This new collection of research presents a range of research on topics from the impact of ultra-violent video games on children and youth who participate in entertainment violence, to the benefits these technologies have to offer. Video games, computers, and the Internet can provide opportunities for problem solving, creativity, and autonomy, and in particular, carefully constructed software can offer an alternative to traditional classroom learning. Children's Learning in a Digital World is one of the first books to examine the impact of computers in both formal or school learning environments and informal learning contexts. It presents exciting and challenging new ideas from international scholars on the impact of computers, the Internet, and video games on children's learning, as well as the social and cultural issues that affect technology use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405162074
ISBN-10: 1405162074
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Teena Willoughby

Teena Willoughby is Professor of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University, and Director of their Research Institute for Youth Studies. She is the winner of Brock's Research Award for 2003-5, and of the Book of the Year Award for Shaffer, Wood, & Willoughby; Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence, First Canadian Edition (2002). Eileen Wood is Professor in the Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University. She is winner of the Book of the Year Award for Shaffer, Wood, & Willoughby; Developmental psychology: Childhood and Adolescence, First Canadian Edition (2002) and for The World Of Psychology (Third Canadian Edition).