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Learning from the early adopters: developing the digital practitioner

Bennett, Elizabeth (2014) Learning from the early adopters: developing the digital practitioner. Research in Learning Technology, 22. p. 21453. ISSN 2156-7069

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This paper explores how Sharpe and Beetham’s Digital Literacies Framework which was derived to model students’ digital literacies, can be applied to lecturers’ digital literacy practices. Data from a small-scale phenomenological study of higher education lecturers who used Web 2.0 in their teaching and learning practices are used to examine if this pyramid model represents their motivations for adopting technology-enhanced learning in their pedagogic practices. The paper argues that whilst Sharpe and Beetham’s model has utility in many regards, these lecturers were mainly motivated by the desire to achieve their pedagogic goals rather than by a desire to become a digital practitioner.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 13:18
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2015 15:35


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