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Making the technology fit the pedagogy

Beechener, Keith and Fisher, Wendy (2009). Making the technology fit the pedagogy. In: 'e' Teaching and Learning Workshop, 2 Jun 2009, University of Greenwich, UK.

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In this paper we explore whether technology provides the teaching profession with a new form of pedagogy, often referred to as ‘e-learning’, or is merely an attempt to ‘reinvent the wheel’. Salmon’s e-tivities, Laurillard’s conversational framework and others have helped to further the case in favour of a new pedagogy. Distance learning particularly has been has able to derive considerable benefit from the opportunities involved.
However, is ‘the Internet’ nothing more than an all-embracing metaphor for a multitude of traditional teaching locations, for example the classroom, campus and the lecture theatre? We find these ‘learning environments’ can exist wherever we want them, as virtual, mobile, personal or even real locations. Has the online world bridged the gap for distance teaching, drawing it closer to traditional forms of teaching, and therefore traditional pedagogy? Does it mean that there are more opportunities for HEIs to move into distance learning provision?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Higher Education Academy
Keywords: Technology; elearning; pedagogy; distance learning; tablet PC; Web 2.0;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: eSTEeM
Item ID: 17171
Depositing User: Wendy Fisher
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 08:32
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 11:45
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