Technology in Education Studies

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Technology in Education Studies
Technology Studies in Education?
Technology Studies Program?
• Moore: # transistors/chip doubles
every two years
• Metcalfe: network value increases
as the (# users) 2
In the Future Already
X-Files: on-line forum to discuss show’s direction
Science fiction itself has remained the same. We
have caught up to it...We are a science-fiction
–Ray Bradbury
We can’t think far enough ahead anymore.
–Ron Shusett
Emphasis on New Information
Online communities
World Wide Web / Digital libraries
Collaboration systems
Virtual reality
Ubiquitous computing
Tools for lifelong learning
Guiding Principles
• Opportunities to engage in all aspects of
designing, developing, implementing
technologies in learning settings
• Opportunities to evaluate and reflect on the
social, ethical, and pedagogical implications
of technology use
Cycle of Experience and
• <Graphic here>
Separate Spheres?
We are taught to view the political and the
technological as separate spheres, the
former having to do with values, ideology,
power, and the like, the latter having to do
with physical artifacts exempt from such
vagaries of social life.
–L. Suchman (1988)
Areas of Study
Social/critical studies
Pedagogy and learning theory
Design, development, and implementation
Research and evaluation
Social/Critical Studies
Digital content: reliability; hate sites; pornography
Access; reification of dominance
Loss of common knowledge
Corporate influence
Plagiarism; ownership
Surveillance; control
Deskilling society
Pedagogy and Learning Theory
• Learning in new ways through the use of
new technologies
• Learning how to use new technologies and
how to learn how to learn
• Learning about new technologies and their
implications for work and social life
Design, Development, and
Online courses
Support for online communities
Remote instrumentation
Virtual reality -- the CAVE
Research and Evaluation
• The road to freedom via a two-way Information
Highway may turn into a one-way Surveillance
Street, used to condition people’s thoughts and
control their behavior.
– Crawford,1994
• Video surveillance is now so ubiquitous that we’re
on television more than we watch it.
• CSCW research (program committee)