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Philosophies

Introduction

Over the course of last decades, the proliferation of digital technologies and their use has undoubtedly had a profound impact on the way in which we imagine, organize, conceptualize, deliver and assess learning and the provision of education.

As a result a series of broader issues has arisen concerning, for example how and where learning takes place, how knowledge is generated and shared, the different ways in which students can learn and can be taught, the role of educational institutions in the present time, new ethical demands as well as moral  ambiguities related to the ubiquitous use of technology, e.g., privacy, the use mobile devices in school, etc.

In order to dive into these issues and join the current debate in educational technology and educational research we provide in this section materials that will constitute food for thought for those interested in developing a bird’s eye view on what is happening in the present times in education.

Resources

Contemporary learning approach

In this mini video lecture Margus Pedaste, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Tartu, gives an introduction to “Contemporary learning approach”.

Examples of retro edtech futurism: Depicting the future of technology in education from an earlier period

How did previous generations imagine the future of education and the role of technology? What did they place attention to? How did they think technology could help? How does that tell us about our own future and the way we could imagine the future of technology in education?

New learning paradigm

For those who are interested in knowing more about the current changes in the educational landscape, we provide an introduction to New learning paradigm

Short introduction to digital literacy

What is digital literacy? Who is the digitally competence person? Why should we discuss about digital competence?

What is educational technology?

In this video Emanuele Bardone address a few terminological issues concerning the role of technology in education.