Converging Technology, Pedagogy & Content
We can teach a content in a certain way using a certain technology - a 3-dimensional relationship of technology, pedagogy and content.
The content-axis in the 3D relationship was a cause of confusion as I have received many comments that the learner focussed content axis was not definitive. As a result I have separated the learner from the content such that the learner becomes an independent variable. We now have a 4D technogogy model, one that allow the 3D-TCP to 'slide' along on the learner-axis in the creation of the appropriate learning objects.
The 2-dimensional representation was bothering me as it was only able to show a relationship, no more than that. Then the answer was staring at me in the face; we can actually teach a certain content in a certain way using a certain technology. It was in effect a 3-dimensional relationship of technology, pedagogy and content.
TECHNOGOGY is then defined as the convergence of technology, pedagogy and content (learner focused) in the transformative use of technology to foster learning. The three-dimensional perspective will give rise to the depth and volume in the creation of learning objects. The different points seen in the 'cube' are different learning objects based on the deliberations of technology, pedagogy and content.
Where is this leading to, one may ask? Ultimately, based on technogogy, a student can enter a site and be administered an interactive learning style self-assessment and subsequently be led to a sector where appropriate learning resources/objects (based on the student's style and preferences) awaits.
Are we able to do this? Then we are moving towards individualised learning and personalisation. Then on, we can create a 'directory' of learning objects. So, we have moved from a simple learning object to a repository to a directory. So, colleagues, can we think about applying this concept and perhaps we can publish together or among us, and perhaps go beyond technogogy.
FACEBOOK: Has anyone not heard of it? I can safely say that 10 out of 10 teens have a Facebook (FB) account. Even amongst adults, the number of users are increasing. In fact, its so widely used that one Egyptian parent named his daughter "Facebook" after the country's recent political turmoil.
Because of its ability to reach a wider audience, FB is fast becoming a technology tool in the language classroom. I'm not too sure about other subjects though. My colleague has successfully…Continue
Posted by Kevin Chua on February 23, 2011 at 12:23pm
Started by Jasni Aug 8, 2009.