The Role of Theory in Researching a Problem…

The role of theory" and reflect on how will you will use theory to understand your problem? What theory is most appropriate for you and why? The role of learning theory in research is that it should guide the type of questions one asks. If a particular intervention has been developed in a principled manner, … Continue reading The Role of Theory in Researching a Problem…

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Is it Crucial to be Critical in Educational Technology?

Our overnight task for the fourth night was to read Selwyn's (2014) chapter "Technology and education - why it's crucial to be critical", and reflect on the following instruction in relation to his chapter: Read Selwyn chapter "crucial to be critical" and think about how you could be more critical of your own ideas and … Continue reading Is it Crucial to be Critical in Educational Technology?

Design Based Research in the Personal Context

When I applied to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology, I was given a pre-course task where I was required to explore the digital identity, and how this relates to issues of the digital native vs. immigrant. My own personal experiences as a practitioner found that one could not determine a person's propensity to … Continue reading Design Based Research in the Personal Context

Research design & evaluation of three virtual presentations

I am currently studying research design and evaluation in educational technology, and have been asked to set up a blog as a reflection and learning activity for the current module. We were asked to evaluate three virtual or live presentations regarding the research underpinnings behind the presentation. Although, I attended the Etined conference last week, … Continue reading Research design & evaluation of three virtual presentations