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Seminar: Digital technologies and education

Digital technologies are an important part of children's lives and futures, and they potentially offer learning opportunities above and beyond what can be achieved with pen and paper.


But frequent extended screen use has been linked to health risks for children, and frequent screen use in class has also been linked to lower educational achievement. Dr Alex Müntz (dry eye disease researcher), Julie Cullen (paediatric physiotherapist), Lorna Simmonds (educator) and Andy Bowie (tech entrepreneur) discuss research behind these issues, to consider how our kids can get the best out of technology in education, with lower risk.



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See www.sensiblescreenuse.org for more references and information

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