The Theory and Practice of Teaching with Technology in Today's Colleges and Universities

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de la Harpe, Barbara and Peterson, Fiona. 2009. "The Theory and Practice of Teaching with Technology in Today's Colleges and Universities." Payne, Carla R. (ed.) Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks. IGI Global. pp. 27-42
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The Theory and Practice of Teaching with Technology in Today's Colleges and Universities

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleInformation Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks
Authorsde la Harpe, Barbara and Peterson, Fiona
EditorsPayne, Carla R.
Page Range27-42
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages16
Year2009
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN9781605666549
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-654-9.ch003
Web Address (URL)https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/23487
Abstract

There is a strong move worldwide for a constructivist theory to underpin the way teaching and learning are viewed in today's colleges and universities. In this chapter, the authors explore the interconnections (or not) between constructivist theory and mainstream university teachers' practice, and their use of educational technology. They suggest that at the heart of ongoing transformation of teaching with technology is a supportive context and inspirational leadership that (re)engages the academic heartland with constructivist learning theory, so that teaching with technology is constructivist based. Technology can thus serve as a powerful catalyst for reinvigorating the inter-relationships between theory and practice. © 2009, IGI Global.

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