Educational Technology and Context: an exploration of values, roles, and concerns from Lecturers, tutors and instructors.
AbstractEducational and instructional technologies are increasingly becoming part of learning andteaching in higher education institutions. There is no doubt therefore that the adoption ofsuch technologies in this context impacts upon many areas of university life. It could beargued however, that in addition to significant benefits to the institution and its students,the increasing use of educational technologies raise a number problematic issues andareas of uncertainty.This special interest discussion therefore seeks to get to grips with a number of key issuesaround the role of educational technology in the learning and teaching equation from theperspective of the lecturer/tutor/instructor. It is considered therefore that by generatingdiscussion around a number of important areas of interest to educational practitioners,some improved awareness of obstacles as well as examples of best practice can be made.From this starting point, greater understanding and progression may be encouraged ordeveloped.