Criticisms leveled at online education during the COVID-19 pandemic revealed not only a lack of understanding about how educational technology (EdTech) can be deployed effectively, but a lack of imagination.
In this special briefing, Dr. Martin Weller uses metaphors to encourage different perspectives and new ways of thinking about EdTech. With metaphors as a mental model, educators can move beyond pragmatic concerns to more imaginative, playful uses of technology — and to critically examine the appropriate implementation of EdTech.
• A critical, reflective analysis of the current state of EdTech
• The value of using metaphors
• Key metaphors in EdTech
• The role of online learning during and after the pandemic