IT managers should not dictate pedagogy

IT manager should not dictate pedagogy

Unfortunately in education there’s somewhat of a gulf between the world of the teacher and the world of the IT (network) manager. This is where edte.ch come in – to bridge the divide! Those involved in IT provision should not dictate pedagogy either through their actions or policies – implicit or explicit. By the same token, however, teachers should not expect the IT guys to perform miracles or things that can’t be done! 😉

(via: John Pederson)


About Doug Belshaw

Open Educational Thinkerer. Consultant focusing on #digilit & #openbadges. Previously: @mozilla / @jisc / school senior leader / #historyteacher.

2 comments:

  1. Your initial statement is a generalization… one I see from time to time in blog entries.

    Not all tech departments and the IT staff hinder teachers or dictate what happens in the classroom. As a former teacher and principal, and now the Manager of Technology in my school district, I take pride in the support and encouragement our staff provide to teachers, trying to educate them as to what is possible in our school district because of the technology solutions we support for them.

    Cheers… Bob

  2. Absolutely, Bob. That’s why my last statement was, By the same token, however, teachers should not expect the IT guys to perform miracles or things that can’t be done! :)

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