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ERIC Number: EJ1142444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
A Phenomenographic Study of Lecturers' Conceptions of Using Learning Technology in a Pakistani Context
Hodgson, Vivien; Shah, Uzair
Learning, Media and Technology, v42 n2 p198-213 2017
While there are many studies exploring the phenomenon of lecturers' use of learning technology within teaching practices in western higher education contexts, currently we know little about this phenomenon within less developed countries. In the paper, we discuss the findings from a phenomenographic study of lecturers' conceptions of using learning technology in a Pakistani university context. We describe how lecturers' use of learning technology is underpinned by their pedagogical understanding. Furthermore, we show that prevailing contextual socio-economic and technological limitations affect lecturers' daily pedagogical practices and use of learning technology. The results of the study demonstrate the importance and influence of lecturers' pedagogical understandings and of contextual limitations within daily teaching practices on their experiences of using learning technology. The findings have wider implications for our understanding of the variation in ways learning technology is understood and used within pedagogical practice in other developing and more developed contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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