Technology and teaching: A conversation among faculty regarding the pros and cons of technology

Andrew T Kemp, John Preston, Cecil S Page, Rebecca G Harper, Benita Dillard, Joseph Flynn, Misato Yamaguchi

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Technology is often touted as the savior of education (Collins & Haverson, 2009). However, is technology the panacea that it is made out to be? This paper is an extended conversation among a group of faculty members at three different universities and their attitudes and beliefs about technology and education. Three professors shared their pro-technology stance and three took a less favorable view. The contents of the conversation were then analyzed by a neutral party to extract the various themes that emerged. What was discovered was that were three major threads to the conversation: technology and educational access, online education, and technology and instructional strategies. While there was little agreement, throughout the evolution of the conversation, both sides began to understand each other a little more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6
JournalQualitative Report
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 20 2014


  • Equity
  • Online Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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