Negotiations with New Tools: A Skill-Based Framework for an Online Teacher’s Technology Adoption

ID: 42067 Type: Full Paper: Other
  1. Maarit Jaakkola, University of Tampere, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, Finland

Thursday, June 26 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: B3109 View on map

Presider: Angelos Emmanouilidis, University of Turku, Finland

Abstract: An online teacher of today is constantly expected to get into negotiations of new software in order to make an informed decision whether to use a particular tool in and beyond the classroom and how to turn it into a pedagogically and didactically reasonable tool. This paper takes a look at the processes of negotiation in order to conceptualize the adoption and pedagogicalization by drawing on theories of technology adoption and usage. Rather than looking the pedagogical technology relationship from the perspective of roles, the paper places the process of adoption of and negotiation with technology to its starting point, identifying core skills and potential hindrances for dealing with technology. Based on online discussions among upper secondary school teachers (N=123) on five different courses of online pedagogy, skill-based framework is expected to be productive for professional learning and development.

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