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YOU ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN FILMS
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, , , Michigan State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Educational researchers have rarely, if ever, focused attention on the public perception of educational technology, even though these popular/societal perceptions may drive investment and implementation at broader levels. In this paper we seek to provide an understanding of this phenomena through a thematic analysis of how educational technology is represented in popular cinema. Our analysis revealed some key themes based on the filmmakers’ contextual perspective towards educational technology. These themes include: a utopian/dystopian perspective towards educational technology; use as a tool for learning and unlearning; and integration of theories of mind (reflecting an historical perspective towards theories of learning). In conclusion, educational technology in films is seen as a medium to enhance learning, provide convenience, and control the factor and consumption of time.

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Mehta, R., Henriksen, D. & Mishra, P. (2014). YOU ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN FILMS. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 561-567). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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