The Stories that Learning Technologists tell

I wrote five articles called “Who are the Learning Technologists?” which was inspired by a series of articles written by David Hopkins (Hopkins, 2009). David was very kind and gracious to critique my articles (Hopkins, 2014) which seemed to have generated a lot of interest and debate about the role and nature of a learning […]

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Metaphors, damned metaphors, and extended metaphors

It was my intention this week to make a start on my assignment. I have now placed this on the back-burner until next week for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I came, quite serendipitously, to a journal article by Hughes & Tight (2013), which I’ll be discussing in this post. Secondly, I have been reading […]

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In conversation with the Troika (Part 3)

In part one in my short “In conversation with the Troika” series of blog posts, I spoke to Alec about (e-)portfolios, professional learning and his Master’s thesis; in part two, I spoke to Bryn about academic practice, professional learning and longitudinal studies. Last, but no means least, is Cora… Conversation #3: Cora My conversation with […]

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In conversation with the Troika (Part 2)

In part one in my short “In conversation with the Troika” series of blog posts, I spoke to Alec about (e-)portfolios, professional learning and his Master’s thesis. Next up is Bryn… Conversation #2: Bryn I start my conversation with Bryn around the notion of academic practice and what it means. He tells me that “when […]

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In conversation with the Troika (Part 1)

During the month of February in 2014, I spoke to three key colleagues (whom I like to think of as the Troika) at Canterbury Christ Church University concerning my Doctorate in Education (EdD) and more broadly around the themes of academic practice, professional learning and e-portfolios. Each conversation lasted one hour. To preserve their anonymity, […]

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Entering the “swampy lowlands”

At last my three “conversations” (if I can call them that, they sound like interviews to me) are now in the bag and I will be posting my thoughts about that in a future blog post. In the meantime, I have been reading a number of articles around e-portfolios, academic practice, professional development and professional […]

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Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 5)

In part 1, I looked at the shifting definition of educational (or learning) technology; in the second part, I looked at a brief history of educational technology; part 3 explored the rise of the “new professional”; the fourth part discussed the “bipolarisation” of the “new professional”. This is the fifth in a series of short […]

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Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 4)

In part 1, I looked at the shifting definition of educational (or learning) technology; in the second part, I looked at a brief history of educational technology; part 3 explored the rise of the “new professional”. This is the fourth in a series of short posts concerning the field of educational (or learning) technology and […]

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Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 3)

In part 1, I looked at the shifting definition of educational (or learning) technology; In the second part, I looked at a brief history of educational technology. This is the third in a series of short posts concerning the field of educational (or learning) technology and the people who are practitioners and theoreticians within the […]

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Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 2)

In part 1, I looked at the shifting definition of educational (or learning) technology. This is the second in a series of short posts concerning the field of educational (or learning) technology and the people who are practitioners and theoreticians within the field. A Brief History of Educational Technology The field of educational technology has, […]

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