Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Josh Kim: Articulating 3 Core EdTech Beliefs, Inside Higher Ed

First, I believe deep in my bones that learning is a relationship. That authentic learning has everything to do with the educator / learner relationship - with the mentoring and coaching and caring that is inseparable from the art of teaching. Second, I believe that the smartest thing that edtech people can do is communicate our understanding of the limits of technology. Technology can help, but only when it is used as complement to educators. Third, it is time for all of us working in edtech to come to terms with the mixed (at best) track record of our profession. We need to separate the advances and affordances of online, low-residency, and blended education (which are many), from the hype and overpromises of the edtech industry. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/articulating-3-core-edtech-beliefs

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