Keeping an Eye on Pedagogical Goals - When to Pull the Digital Reins
Perhaps the poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was thinking of educational technology when she wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”. But seriously, there’s little question that technology is driving today’s learning world. Possibly, the biggest complaint is that in the digital pandemonium, the issue of a solid pedagogical foundation is often relegated to the back burner when learning activities are being created. In fact, in some corners, there is a perceived danger that both the framework and content of these activities are too often dictated by technological advances. And whether this perception is well founded or not, the impact of all this is, ultimately, felt by every participant in the processes of both formal and informal learning: learners, (human) instructors, administrators, strategists, policy makers, etc. This Unconference Session invites everyone to shed light on various facets of this complex topic. Please be sure to bring your own torch - or flamethrower.