Tuesday, April 12
10:55 AM-11:15 AM
Tidepool 5

Challenging Individualism in Educational Technology: Constructing Ourselves through Collective Digital Authoring

Brief Paper (Live Virtual) ID: 61024
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    Ricardo Martinez
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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    Benjamin Gleason
    Iowa State University

Abstract: This study with future secondary teachers provides an example of digital authoring and storytelling that emphasizes collective knowledge creation. Rooted in interconnectedness the activity provides one way to challenge individualism in educational technology and allow for people to shift how we see others, ourselves, and technology in a shared world. The results of this study did indicated pre-service teachers described a number of related themes when reporting on their experience, including the significance and power of education; the central role of identity in the learning process; and the way that collective digital authoring (CD2A) can build knowledge and create worlds through storytelling. The current study suggested that collective digital authoring is powerful because it leverages student creativity, their prior knowledge and life experience, and their shared cultural affinities and interests, as key factors in the success of the activity. Wherein, collectivism in educational technology makes it easier to share multiple ideas and work through issues that have not yet been solved

Presider: Adolfo Prieto, California State University, Fullerton


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