Two decades of digital technologies in education.

A look through 20 years of the Swiss Journal of Educational Science

  • Stefano Losa
  • Luca Botturi
  • Martin Hermida
  • Stéphanie Boéchat-Heer
Keywords: Digital technologies; digital & media literacy; teacher training; digital skills; research

Abstract

In light of the strong social and cultural pervasiveness, in contemporary societies, of technologies called “information and communication technologies”, which are characterized by the digital dimension, the article aims to make an informed synthesis on the theme of digital technologies in education and training. This synthesis comes from a sample of 25 relevant articles and highlights three major thematic areas that have distinguished the theme of digital technologies in education and training: the use of digital resources within teaching and learning practices, the appropriate use of digital technologies, even outside the educational and educational contexts, and the training of the teaching staff to digital technologies and especially their use for educational and pedagogical purposes. This synthesis represents a privileged opportunity to highlight what the journal has contributed to spread in this field from a scientific point of view. The article, through a current look at the developments of research on technologies in education, thus allows to outline past and recent orientations, as well as current problems and issues that characterize this important and constantly evolving field.

Published
2021-04-14
How to Cite
Losa, S., Botturi, L., Hermida, M., & Boéchat-Heer, S. (2021). Two decades of digital technologies in education. : A look through 20 years of the Swiss Journal of Educational Science. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 43(1), 98-115. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.43.1.8