Teacher Responses to New Technologies

John, P.D. and Wheeler, S. (2008) The Digital Classroom: Harnessing Technology for the Future Abingdon: Routledge p. 2 In talking about the need to avoid technological determinism, the authors identify four types of teacher response to new technologies. “First are the enthusiasts. They see the enormous potential in digital technology and try to master its complexities. They also see its use as a professional and pedagogic challenge and an opportunity. Second are the pragmatists. They…

Martin Oliver #iblc10

Martin Oliver London Knowledge Lab Setting Expectations for the Talk: Talk about ideas, not about how to do something specific – think differently about what you're doing anyway. Roland Barthes Mythologies. Things presented as 'common sense'/'natural' and taken for granted... when they should be problematised more. The importance of myth. Norm Friesman – Not about destructing ideas, but about clearing the ground in order to be able to have different conversations. Can 'Blended Learning' be…