From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design

I just read Scott McLeod’s post “The Unholy Trinities of Classroom Technology Usage” which prompted me to share my thoughts on the need to take the next step –beyond an emphasis on integrating technology.  We need to shift our focus from learning with technology to learning by design.

This chart was inspired by the table  by Aditi Rao showing the progression from using technology to technology integration, and the work of Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe:  Understanding by Design. My belief is that in order to shift our focus, we must stop talking about technology integration.  Until we do, we will continue to pay more attention to the technology than the learning.

Technology to Learning Design Chart

Author: Nancy White

Learner, Curator, Innovator, Teacher, Librarian, and Collaborator. Passionate about designing learning that is engaging, relevant & sticks. 20+ years in education.

5 thoughts on “From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design”

  1. How wonderful to connecy UbD to the previous technology post! Really excellent in showing the connections!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s