This paper asserts that technology is an innately social tool and that the field of educational technology can benefit from research with a sociological framing. The study reported on in this paper adopts Bourdieu's sociological concepts to conceptualize and understand students' technology practices. This paper reports in detail on one case from the multiple embedded case study, which aimed to investigate the broader milieu of students' technology practices. The findings from this case demonstrate how the student's technology practices were inextricably linked to the social contexts in which they occurred and how these social contexts shaped the student's perceptions and beliefs about technology.
|Title of host publication||EdMedia 2014|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology|
|Editors||Jan Herrington, Jarmo Viteli, Marianna Leikomaa|
|Place of Publication||Waynesville, NC|
|Publisher||Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||EdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 23 Jun 2014 → 26 Jun 2014
|Conference||EdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology|
|Period||23/06/14 → 26/06/14|
Beckman, K., Bennett, S., & Lockyer, L. (2014). Reconceptualizing technology as a social tool: a secondary school student case study. In J. Herrington, J. Viteli, & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), EdMedia 2014: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (Vol. 2014, pp. 1554-1559). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).