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  1. Metaphors of Ed Tech

    e-learning and education, Iss. 15

    The criticisms leveled at online education during the Covid-19 pandemic revealed not only a lack of understanding about how educational technology can be deployed effectively, but a lack of imagination. By using metaphors as a mental model, Weller enables educators to move beyond pragmatic concerns into more imaginative and playful uses of technology and to critically examine the appropriate implementation and adoption of ed tech. Martin Weller is professor of educational technology, in the Institute of Educational Technology at the UK Open University. He is the chair of the Open University's multidisciplinary degree, the Open Programme, which is the largest degree in the UK. He is the author of The Battle For Open (2014), The Digital Scholar (2011), and 25 Years of Ed Tech (2020).