The Really Useful #EdTechBook

Back in July 2014, I was approached by David Hopkins to participate in a collaborative book venture that would be written by learning technologists for learning technologists, and so The Really Useful #EdTechBook was born. David, as the book’s editor, has done a sterling job of assembling some very creative and talented individuals to participant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Who are the Learning Technologists? (Part 1)

For my third EdD essay, I wanted to look at my context as a learning technologist to answer two questions. One was around how critical theory could be used to bridge the gap between theory and practice and the other question was around how critical theory could be used to illuminate professionalism. However, this post […]