Not to get all theoretical or anything... but this is the academy we are talking about -
To spring board off Michael's comment i paraphrase the noted educator and media theorist Neil Postman 'technology does not add something, it changes everything'.
The introduction of any technology into a learning environment changes the very premise of teaching/learning. To expect a faculty member to adapt their teaching style and pedagogy and adopt a new technology at the pace of technological change is unreasonable. Certainly some educators are more adaptable and should be commended for their ability to leverage technologies into their teaching practice. That is not to say everyone can or should be required to follow suit.
Like the evolution of most ecological systems change occurs organically. Unless you drop a meteor into a lake. I suggest that some instructional technology practitioners attempt to do just that. Maybe the enthusiasm for technology falls under Postman's fifth consideration.
To Jack's point any consideration of technology requires that the conversation change. Simply because adding a technology changes everything.
The posts on this topic have been insightful and, again to Jack's post present a catalyst for change regardless of the motivation.
The 5 Things We Need To Know About Technological Change" according to Postman.
...culture always pays a price for technology
...there are always winners and losers in technological change
...“The medium is the message”
...Technological change is not additive; it is ecological
...our enthusiasm for technology can turn into a form of idolatry and our belief in its
beneficence can be a false absolute.
For a deeper dive below is a link to the entirety of Postman's comments. Note the date.
be well -
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