Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Selwyn, Neil: Education in a Digital World – Global Perspectives on Technology and Education (Anna Maarova)

Neil Selwyn’s new book on educational technology takes a global spin. Selwyn aims to provide “an internationalized and comparative analysis of educational technology” (ii), avoiding the biased focus on Anglophone academic literature. It also takes a social spin: as he often does in his work, Selwyn develops a social analysis of educational technology provision and practice, entwining education technology with politics, economics and culture. Finally, the volume also takes a local spin: Selwyn stresses the importance of context throughout the volume, opening up the potential for pleasing professionals in the comparative and international education (CIE) field. Selwyn’s is a thought- provoking and informative project – but as a whole, it sacrifices depth over breadth.

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