The Problem with Learning Technology

I’ve stopped going to presentations, colloquiums, brown-bags, and lectures when the topic is learning technology. After several experiences that felt like a bait-and-switch, I realized that learning technologists and I were using words very differently. Where they said “best practices” or “learning technology” or “innovation,” I heard potential for enhancing what happens in my classroom. It turned out what they meant was “content delivery” — packaging information in forms that students could easily assimilate, review, retain, and be evaluated on.

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