Next Steps: Toward a Relational Mode of Thinking for Educational Technology



The work presented in this edited volume brings together inspirational and high-quality chapters that call for more conversations in our field. Together with critique and care, we hope the work initiated here will continue disentangling, assembling, and giving form to new arguments able to structure a more nuanced and deeper dialogue on teaching and learning with digital technology.


Relational and representational modes of thinking Sociomaterial practices Educational technology Material conditions Emergent practices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.School of Information Science and Learning TechnologiesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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