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Childhood in the digital age
Childhood in the digital age

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3.2 Costs and benefits

This week you focused on how digital technology may be changing the way the digital child thinks and learns. You have looked briefly at some of the influences on that change, such as texting and the way that we engage with information and each other in an online environment.

You considered the impact of a digital culture on children’s brain development and whether the benefits afforded by the digital world outweigh any costs. We hope this has prompted you to consider innovative uses of technology for children and to explore how video games can actually help support and promote learning in interesting ways.

In the final week, you will look to the future for the digital child as a learner and what the learning environment might look like for them.