ERIC Number: EJ829873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
The Transformation of Learning with Technology: "Learner-Centricity, Content and Tool Malleability, and Network Effects"
Bush, Michael D.; Mott, Jonathan D.
Educational Technology, v49 n2 p3-20 Mar-Apr 2009
Educational visionaries and reformers have long predicted a significant transformation of teaching and learning that would be facilitated by technology, essentially providing every learner with the equivalent of a personal tutor. Technology implementations in education, however, have consistently fallen short of achieving these lofty aims. The authors argue that this failure stems from a penchant to implement technology in ways that automate that past. Instead, we must champion learning technologies that are learner-centric and malleable, such that they address the needs of individual learners and can take advantage of the power of network effects. Only then will we realize the long-awaited transformation. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 11 notes.)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Technology, Networks, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Opportunities, Social Networks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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