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ERIC Number: EJ1098690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-1479-4403
Distinguishing the Field of Educational Technology
Czerniewicz, Laura
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, v6 n3 p171-178 2008
Drawing on what researchers and professionals in the field internationally report, this paper reviews educational technology as an emergent field. The review reveals the continuum of perspectives on what the field is, and how it is bounded or fragmented. The paper describes the field from two perspectives: the professional and scholarly and considers how the forms of knowledge differ and overlap in each domain. It posits some dichotomies which may frame the field such as science/social science and positivist/post-modernist. Finally the paper provides conceptual frameworks for distinguishing fields from each other and suggests what the categorisation of the field might mean, especially considering its emergent status in a rapidly changing context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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