Adaptation for a changing environment: developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622620
Title:
Adaptation for a changing environment: developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologies
Authors:
Kirkwood, Adrian; Price, Linda ( 0000-0001-5291-0469 )
Abstract:
This article examines the relationship between the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and learning and teaching, particularly in distance education contexts. We argue that environmental changes (societal, educational and technological) make it necessary to adapt systems and practices that are no longer appropriate. However, the need to adapt can be perceived as being technology-led and primarily concerned with requiring academic staff to develop their skills in using ICT. We provide a critique of continuing professional development (CPD) for using ICT in teaching and learning that does not entail examining the impact of environmental changes upon the assumptions, goals and strategies which underlie and shape an organisation's educational practices. In particular, we oppose CPD that concentrates on the individual teacher and their use of ICT. Instead, we contend that professional development should focus upon the scholarship of teaching and learning and must also reflect the wider organisational context within which ICT is managed and used.
Affiliation:
Open University
Citation:
Kirkwood A, Price L (2006) 'Adaptation for a changing environment: developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologies', International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7 (2), pp.-.
Publisher:
Athabasca University
Journal:
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622620
DOI:
10.19173/irrodl.v7i2.294
Additional Links:
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/294
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1492-3831
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorKirkwood, Adrianen
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Lindaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-18T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-18T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationKirkwood A, Price L (2006) 'Adaptation for a changing environment: developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologies', International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7 (2), pp.-.en
dc.identifier.issn1492-3831-
dc.identifier.doi10.19173/irrodl.v7i2.294-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622620-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and learning and teaching, particularly in distance education contexts. We argue that environmental changes (societal, educational and technological) make it necessary to adapt systems and practices that are no longer appropriate. However, the need to adapt can be perceived as being technology-led and primarily concerned with requiring academic staff to develop their skills in using ICT. We provide a critique of continuing professional development (CPD) for using ICT in teaching and learning that does not entail examining the impact of environmental changes upon the assumptions, goals and strategies which underlie and shape an organisation's educational practices. In particular, we oppose CPD that concentrates on the individual teacher and their use of ICT. Instead, we contend that professional development should focus upon the scholarship of teaching and learning and must also reflect the wider organisational context within which ICT is managed and used.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAthabasca Universityen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/294en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectlearningen
dc.subjectteaching and learningen
dc.subjectlearning technologyen
dc.titleAdaptation for a changing environment: developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOpen Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learningen
dc.date.updated2018-04-17T13:56:07Z-
dc.description.noteopen access-
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