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Understanding the role of modern technologies in education: A scoping review protocol

Lazar, Iulia & Panisoara, Ion Ovidiu

Our scoping review of the literature explores data related to the influences of modern technologies in education between 1998 and 2018. This comprehensive search method was made using ProQuest, Springer Link and Science Direct Journal databases. The search strategy led to the review of 264 studies, of which 33 were identified as relevant to this research. The methodology used is the scoping review, and it is developing a background to investigate both positive and negative impacts of predictors’ variables related to the use of modern educational technology in education. We point out four distinct digital technologies with which educational strategies can be improved: laptop, software, internet and social network. We aim to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to the modern technologies used in education. This paper contributes to deeply understanding the evolution during the past 20 years of the main digital educational tools. This study has an innovative feature because it extracts the frequency of strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats highlighted by the use of modern technologies in education. A brief history of the development of new digital tools, a comparative analysis of them and a few recommendations for future research directions was provided. 

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