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- Sep 2019
We must be sure that we do not confuse the technology tools themselves with the purpose of our work.
This mantra should be forefront in all our thinking about #EdTech.
offering a degree that not only provided skill value but also transformed our students' social capital and cultural capital
And maybe this is the core of the tension around higher ed for jobs/skills vs "the value of a liberal arts education". To be an engine for social mobility, education needs to transfer not just skills, but social and cultural capital.
As a result, our students now benefit from sharing courses, research projects, and databases and collaborating in the same way that they see faculty collaborating online and in face-to-face courses.
Interesting: an outcome of the "EdTech 3.0" work at VCU was that the student experience evolved to become more like the faculty experience.
the academic discipline gave us a systematic way to think about whether or not we were reproducing offline realities in our online learning spaces
So inspiring to think about how each discipline might use its own practices to embed, interrogate and shape the #EdTech in use. "EdTech 3.0" is the meta we've been waiting for.