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Cyborg teaching

Kirkup, Gill (2001). Cyborg teaching. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, 31(4 (Special Issue on Equal Opportunities)) pp. 23–32.

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Abstract

Like many who teach at the beginning of the 21st Century, especially in post-school education, I am having not only to get myself new skills to work with electronic teaching/learning environments and tools, but I am also being compelled to reflect on my role and identity
as a teacher. Sandra Acker asks in the introduction to Sally Hacker's book: Pleasure, Power and Technology, 'How are the pleasures of making things work (technology) turned into the processes of domination?' (Hacker 1989, p vii). I have found myself asking the same question about my experiences of online teaching; why did I feel
disempowered and dominated by the technology, instead of empowered by these new tools? This has led me to speculate about what kinds of tools/technology I would need if they were designed to empower me - the teacher (rather than manage or replace me): while at the same time empowering the learners?

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0095-2737
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 677
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/677
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