Understanding Your Ecosystems: An Ecological Framework for Educational Technology Services

Tuesday, February 10 | 12:45PM–1:30PM | Laguna, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
We know technology is more than the sum of its parts, especially in educational contexts. Yet the user experience of our educational technology services tends to be mechanistic and fragmented, and can even undermine our efforts to engage the communities we serve. How can an ecological approach help us more effectively design an educational technology service as a type of strategic engagement? After introducing an ecological framework and its relevance to engagement, we will discuss its application to a current learning management system transition project, then consider how session participants might apply the framework to their own initiatives.

OUTCOMES:Learn about an ecological framework * Learn about the framework's application to an LMS transition project * Learn ways to apply the framework to your educational technology initiatives