Computing technology for learning - in need of a radical new conception
Beynon, Meurig (2007) Computing technology for learning - in need of a radical new conception. In: Conference on Technology and Change in Educational Practice, London Knowledge Lab, Inst Educ, London, ENGLAND, OCT, 2005. Published in: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY, 10 (1). pp. 94-106.Full text not available from this repository.
Many have had high expectations for the impact of computer-based technology on educational practice. By and large, these expectations have not been realised. It has become evident that innovative technology alone does not necessarily guarantee progress-nor perhaps even significant change-in educational practice. This has led educational researchers to place greater emphasis on cultural issues that could account for the unexpectedly limited influence of technology-enhanced learning. This perception of the relationship between technology and learning is elaborated in the first section of the paper. It is complemented by a review of an alternative conception of computing, rooted in a methodology for modelling with dependency directed at the development of construals rather than programs, that is far better aligned to the demands of developing environments for learning. The paper concludes with a discussion of the potential implications of this approach.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY|
|Publisher:||IEEE COMPUTER SOC, LEARNING TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 94-106|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Technology and Change in Educational Practice|
|Location of Event:||London Knowledge Lab, Inst Educ, London, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||OCT, 2005|
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