The internet, social media, podcasts, and other digital media deemed as “new” based on their creation and influx of use within the past two decades are influencing how educators, students, and parents interact with education, specifically in the K-12 setting. With the invention of these new forms of media in the recent decades, it is important to understand how and why they effect education and the benefits or detriments of them. With an enhanced understanding, educators may be able to utilize the new forms of media to aid in instruction of students, interaction with families, curriculum creation, research, and more. Additionally, familiarity with how the forms of media operate from a user standpoint and how user interaction is everchanging through feedback loops may assist educators in identifying their effects on learning and classroom behavior.

Authors: Jennifer Urban, Barba Patton

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0025
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)