Technology & Pedagogy

This article in Educause Review  by R. DeRosa and S. Robison discusses technology and its relationship to pedagogy – that is there needs to be one! Good points with open ed resources as an example.

… all of us need to rethink the relationship between technological tools and the pedagogies within which we embed them.

Some good takeaways in this article, worth a look.


Educational Technology – an add-on?

In a recent blog post, Larry Cuban sets out his interest in exploring examples of technology in action in real schools and with real teachers. Something I have been doing for a few years. In his post, he writes:

One that has bothered me for a long time is why “technology” in education is considered separate, an add-on, when that is not the case when observers look at technological tools applied to business, medicine, architecture, engineering and other professional work. For some reasons in these other domains high-tech tools are part-and-parcel of the daily work that professionals do in getting the job done well.

An interesting observation, and true to an extent. Why is ed tech often seen as an “add-on”? Should it be?