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AU Press, Athabasca University, Canada, 2023

ISBN: 9781771993838 (paperback), 9781771993845 (pdf), 9781771993852 (epub)

URL: (last check 2023-08-01)

DOI: (last check 2023-08-01)

Book Description

How can researchers and practitioners in education usefully understand technology, education, and their relationship to improve teaching practice? In this volume, Jon Dron articulates a new theory that treats education as a technological phenomenon. He uses this theory to reframe popular families of educational theory and explain a variety of educational phenomena, including the failure of learning style theories, literacies, the prevalence of cheating, and the fundamental differences between online and in-person learning. This timely volume encourages anyone in an educational system, from university presidents to teachers to researchers to learning designers to students to see what they do in a different and, hopefully, more productive and creative way.

About the Author

Jon Dron is the Associate Dean, Learning and Assessment in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Athabasca University. He has received both national and local awards for his teaching and is author/co-author of over 150 academic publications in the fields of education and technology. His eclectic academic background includes post-secondary qualifications in philosophy, information systems, higher education, and learning technologies.