Reconceptualizing technology as a social tool

a secondary school student case study

Karley Beckman, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEdMedia 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
    EditorsJan Herrington, Jarmo Viteli, Marianna Leikomaa
    Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages1554-1559
    Number of pages6
    Volume2014
    ISBN (Print)9781939797087
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventEdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceEdMedia 2014 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology
    CityTampere, Finland
    Period23/06/1426/06/14

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    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).