When Pedagogy Leads Technology

Dr Gordon Joyes
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The notion is that a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is pedagogically neutral and can support a wide range of pedagogic approaches, but the reality is that innovative online learning needs a much wider range of functionality than is commonly provided.

This paper provides a discussion of pedagogic functionalities required for effective on line working and some ways new technologies have been adapted to support reflection and collaborative online working.

Keywords: Pedagogy, Learning Design
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: When Pedagogy Leads Technology

Dr Gordon Joyes

Senior lecture in e-learning, Institute for Research into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (IRLTHE), School of Education, University of Nottingham

He has wide experience of directing international teacher education projects and of developing and delivering online learning to international students. He developed and still supports an online Professional Doctorate in Education at the University of Nottingham. He is currently project manager of the HEFCE funded eChina project developing innovative e-learning materials for teaching English in China and project director for the V-ResORT project developing interactive online materials to train research students — also HEFCE funded. His main research interest is in the use of new learning technologies in Higher Education and has been involved in a wide range of research projects in this area including the evaluation of the EU funded STEELCAL project and the four year evaluation of the Pathfinder LEAs for Becta.

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