The Gap Between Liberal Arts Values and EdTech Practices

Why is educational technology so problematic for so many educators?How is it that edtech companies, companies that are mostly staffed by people who are dedicated to advancing learning, are so often viewed with mixed feelings by so many faculty? My hope is that these are the right questions – and that by asking these questions we will get our challenges out in the open. Perhaps the gap between the promise and the reality of educational technology has less to do with the specific technologies, and more to do with a failure to talk first about values. Should edtech companies, campus units, and professionals lead with values? And if so, what would be the values that would resonate with faculty? Learning Is A Relationship: This is a value that starts with…


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