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Technology and educational innovation – but who is the innovator and what is the innovation? New technologies are enabling a range of innovations in education. Online provision, asynchronous discussion, virtual realities, and game-based learning are all examples that highlight this. But innovation can happen in different ways and in different parts of educational practice. Affordances are features of the technologies; so innovation in that part of the process is concerned with those who can successfully create affordances of educational value. Uses arise through pedagogies and activities; so innovation is concerned there with those teachers and learners who can translate affordances into successful uses. Outcomes arise from activities of teachers and learners; so innovation is concerned with matching affordances and uses to purposeful outcomes. Impact arises from the ways that outcomes are used by learners; so innovation is concerned with the ways that affordances, uses and outcomes focus on learning approaches and learning needs. What does this mean for the future of educational technologies and innovation? Who should be considered the innovators, and what is the innovation that is or should happen? This presentation will discuss these key questions, from an historical, current and future perspective; the important and crucial roles of teachers will be highlighted.

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TitleCINTE 17
LocationLa Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea