ERIC Number: EJ1002539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Adapting to the Digital Age: A Narrative Approach
Cousins, Sarah; Bissar, Dounia
Research in Learning Technology, v20 2012
The article adopts a narrative inquiry approach to foreground informal learning and exposes a collection of stories from tutors about how they adapted comfortably to the digital age.We were concerned that despite substantial evidence that bringing about changes in pedagogic practices can be difficult, there is a gap in convincing approaches to help in this respect. In this context, this project takes a "bottom-up" approach and synthesises several life-stories into a single persuasive narrative to support the process of adapting to digital change. The project foregrounds the small, every-day motivating moments, cultural features and environmental factors in people's diverse lives which may have contributed to their positive dispositions towards change in relation to technology enhanced learning. We expect that such narrative approaches could serve to support colleagues in other institutions to warm up to ever-changing technological advances.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Informal Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Access to Information, Influence of Technology, Environmental Influences, Inquiry, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom