Alison Egan, PhD is a Director of IT & eLearning at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland. Alison’s research interests include digital literacy; technology pedagogy and content knowledge (TPACK); technological self-efficacy; national and international digital education policies; coding for teachers and technology enhanced learning. She completed her PhD in 2018 at Trinity College Dublin, by conducting longitudinal research into how technology was used by pre-service teachers during their undergraduate programme. She is Vice-President of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and Chair of International Perspectives SIG, Society for IT in Teacher Education (SITE), USA.
Written by Alison Egan
The Coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic has ushered in a new era in education, where technology is now being used by educators to teach, connect and collaborate with students, parents and peers, all while working from their own kitchen table. Most educators have taken to this online pivot with energy and...“Technology & education in a post-Covid era”, by Alison Egan.
The objective of this review is to outline current thinking on the role of technology in education. This paper was written before the global Covid -19 pandemic that forced an “online pivot” in educational settings. The “wicked problem” of technology integration in education is now a significant concern for many...