Disclaimer: live blogging Exploring sociotechnical theories of learning technology 7th International Networked Learning Conference Symposium Organisers: Linda Creanor & Steve Walker Glasgow Caledonian University, The Open University, United Kingdom 4 papers (abstracts) Interpreting Complexity: a case for the sociotechnical interaction framework as an analytical lens for learning technology research Linda Creanor & Steve Walker Network theories for technology-enabled learning and social change: Connectivism and Actor Network theory Frances Bell The social construction of educational technology through the use of proprietary software Chris Bissell Social presence in online learning communities Karen Kear Initial reaction: the very existence of this symposium, and its framing, suggests that people in learning technologies research and development may not, in their community of practice, have an explicit and reflexive discourse which understands technologies in society. Interpreting Complexity Claims that technological determinism is starting to dominate discussions of education and technology, especially under the guise of Web 2.0 and evangelism for the uses of these new technologies. Intrested in the new contexts of co-created content and knowledge, but have some questions about the emerging trendy theories (such as connectivism). Asks us to “make a problem of what technology is” – outlines the standard four – ANT, SCOT, … Click to read more
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