Technological determinism in educational technology research: some alternative ways of thinking about the relationship between learning and technology

@article{Oliver2011TechnologicalDI,
  title={Technological determinism in educational technology research: some alternative ways of thinking about the relationship between learning and technology},
  author={M. Oliver},
  journal={J. Comp. Assisted Learning},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={373-384}
}
This paper argues that research on the educational uses of technology frequently overemphasizes the influence of technology. Research in the field is considered a form of critical perspective, and assumptions about technology are questioned. Technological determinism is introduced, and different positions on this concept are identified. These are used to discuss the ways in which work within the field might be described as technologically deterministic. Four theoretical perspectives (activity… CONTINUE READING
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