It’s Not Just the Tool but the Educational Rationale that Counts



Massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Kop, 2011); bring your own device (BYOD) (Song, 2014); advanced learning analytics (Baker & Inventado, 2014); hybrid, blended and disruptive educational environments; networks of connected learners (Siemens, 2014); blended learning experiences (Pedaste et al., 2013); simulationbased inquiry learning (Mulder et al., 2014) with virtual manipulatives (Zacharia & de Jong, 2014); and a multitude of educational apps popping up daily (Cherner, Dix, & Lee, 2014)—these instances of technology loom so large in prevailing visions of education that the role of education as the driving force of their design and utilisation becomes lost.


Technology Integration Educational Data Mining Educational Rationale Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Teacher College Record 
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