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ERIC Number: EJ1051972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Resituation or Resistance? Higher Education Teachers' Adaptations to Technological Change
Westberry, Nicola; McNaughton, Susan; Billot, Jennie; Gaeta, Helen
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v24 n1 p101-116 2015
This paper presents the findings from a project that explored teachers' adaptations to technological change in four large classes in higher education. In these classes, lecturers changed from single- to multi-lecture settings mediated by videoconferencing, requiring them to transfer their beliefs and practices into a new pedagogical space. The intent of the study was to obtain a ground-level view of teaching with videoconferencing to better reveal the complex relationship between teachers' beliefs and practices around technological integration. An ethnographic approach was used and data were collected through semi-structured accounts, focus group interviews and video recordings of lectures. By conceptualising teachers' adaptation to technology as resituation, the authors highlight how teachers' beliefs and practices are integrated, negotiated and reconciled with the demands of a changed context. They argue that, for any technological initiative to result in positive outcomes, teachers need a clearly communicated plan that provides scaffolding through the transitional stages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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