Bristol Conversations in Education - Using phenomenography in educational technology research

21 June 2018, 1.00 PM - 21 June 2018, 2.00 PM

Dr Sally Wan

Room 4.10, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

This event is part of the School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series.

Speaker: Dr Sally Wan

Educational technology has been growing tremendously creating considerable potential for investigation. 'Phenomenography' is known as a useful strategy to investigate variations in conceptual understandings of different phenomena. The paper aims to: (1) examine the research papers in educational technology studies over the past 15 years (2003- 2017), and (2) evaluate the feasibility of phenomenography in the field of educational technology studies. 

A systematic review of the educational technology research papers that involve the use of phenomenography id undertaken, across the literature search found in the 14 SSCI journal websites, producing 35 articles. Although there were only few papers which used phenomenography as aresearch approach in educational technology studies, there was a gradual rise in the number of studies using phenomenography across years, with more focus on studying students’ learning experiences, especially in the higher education sector. Implications about the use of phenomenography in educational technology field will be discussed.


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