Technology and digital media in education
Neil's research focuses on the place of digital media in everyday life, and the sociology of technology (non) use in educational settings. He's written on issues including digital exclusion, education technology policymaking and the student experience of technology-based learning.
Neil is a member of Education Futures, an innovative 'think tank' that undertakes cutting edge translational research, conducts roundtables, forums and other events for educators and policy makers, and regularly publishes ‘thought leadership’ pieces in current and future priority areas of educational practice.
Neil Selwyn's Articles
Banning mobile phones in school may seem sensible, but research and similar moves elsewhere suggest a blanket ban might not be the answer.
At what cost kindergarten?
Recent controversy over virtual preschool provision raises broader questions over what priorities and values are driving our education systems.
The rise of the the 'teacher-influencer'
Social media is increasingly playing a role in teachers' professional lives – but there are downsides.
AI education – only in China? Don't be fooled
We should move beyond Western media reports about the country's "creepy" AI education technologies and look closer to home.
Reality check: EdTech is killing the planet
Despite our reliance on digital technologies in the classroom, there are too few natural resources to produce and sustain them at the levels we expect.
Six reasons why AI will never rule in the classroom
Technology is threatening the role of the highly trained teacher, but the lack of human connection means machines will never replace them.