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Pedagogies as Educational technologies

, Athabasca University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


There is a widely held belief in e-learning circles that pedagogy must come before technology. In this paper it is argued that, not only is that not true, but that it is a meaningless war as pedagogies, insofar as they represent a set of techniques and tools for learning, are as much technologies as the computers, forums, virtual classrooms and so on in which they are used. This perspective has some significant implications as to how we should research and use educational technologies. In this paper the nature of the relationship between different technologies is examined and some conclusions drawn about implications for educational research, how technologies should be designed and the nature of the educational process.


Dron, J. (2009). Pedagogies as Educational technologies. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2120-2127). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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