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Episode 7: Use Of Technology In Education

Episode 7: Use Of Technology In Education

Update: 2020-03-04
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‘It’s not about technology. It’s about what technology enables you to do.’ Dr Gary Motteram, University of Manchester

This episode examines the increasingly prominent role of digital technology in education in South Asia. After hearing from Ayesha Kabeer of DevTrio Consultants, Pakistan, Professor Simon Borg interviews Dr Gary Motteram, considering how to manage obstacles which new technology might bring, and make the most of the opportunities it undoubtedly offers. 

The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives:


Ertmer, P. Addressing first- and second-order barriers to change: Strategies for technology integration. Educational Technology Research and Development. Volume 4, No. 4 (1999), pp47-61: http://bit.ly/2ZWKQQE

Students, computers and learning (OECD, 2015): http://bit.ly/2FDkzOd

Ilm on wheels (Center for Education Innovations, 2012): http://bit.ly/2Qttvvu

Motteram, G. (ed). Teaching and technology: case studies from India (British Council, 2017): http://bit.ly/36vo6dd


Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Inclusive education’, ‘Raising learning outcomes’ and ‘Educational planning’.

The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.
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Episode 7: Use Of Technology In Education

Episode 7: Use Of Technology In Education

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