Technologies and the representation of ideas


  • John G. Hedberg


There is a change afoot and it might prove a pivotal point for the world of digital education. Technologies are more focussed on what the user wishes to achieve as an outcome, pedagogies are less focussed upon integration of ICTs and more on the need for the technologies to represent the information and knowledge of the discipline. We are moving into a time where the technology can assist us to represent ideas in a variety of forms, to share resources and to assist with the creation of a new forms of representation. Additionally as we employ collaborative tools and access the Internet, we can co-construct representations of our understandings about the world.