Not that bad, not that easy: effective instructional design for technology-supported teaching and learning
- Ingrid Noguera Fructuoso, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Scientific Coordinator: Anna Serbati
The arrival of the pandemic has shaken the entire world, including the educational sphere. Despite the difficulties, there is evidence that educational institutions have made a tremendous effort to adopt technologies for teaching and learning quickly. Research shows that there has been a change in the acceptance of digital technologies and an advance in their use. However, the research and practice on technology-enhanced teaching and learning started long before 2020. Experts on educational technologies have demonstrated and defended for years that the mere use of technologies does not automatically lead to innovative or improved teaching and learning. Now that many people have been forced to use technologies to support learning processes and are willing to continue using them, there is an increasing interest in knowing how to use them effectively.
In this lecture, I will, first, review the history of technology-enhanced learning. Second, I will reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the adoption of digital technologies. Third, I will defend the need for a pedagogical design when using digital technologies in education. Finally, we will discuss the opportunities for new educational research and practice in the current hybrid world.
Ingrid Noguera is Serra Húnter lecturer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Theories of Education and Social Pedagogy, in Spain. She is a pedagogue with a Master’s degree in University teaching, and a PhD in Educational Multimedia. She has been a researcher and lecturer at the University of Barcelona and the École Centrale Paris-Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (Chair ‘New technologies and education’). She has conducted a research stay at the Open University of the Netherlands and has been a researcher, lecturer, and instructional designer at the Open University of Catalonia.
She has participated in several European and national projects on teaching methodologies supported by technologies (e.g., collaborative learning, case-based learning, inquiry learning), social and informal uses of technologies for learning, and the evaluation of online learning. Her current research interests are teaching and learning in the digital society and innovative teaching methods.