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I’m still thinking and exploring this model – but from what I’m currently able to glean, it is a “framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology.”  It acknowledges that to integrate and utilise technology effectively into teaching practice, there needs to be an intersection of content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, as well as knowledge of technology.

However, for me, something that I gained from the ULearn conference was that there is really an order to attacking these concepts, and technology is last.  Best practice in e-Learning is not being driven by the latest and greatest shiny tool or funky app.  It is about knowing the purpose behind what the teacher is aiming to achieve, the students’ needs, the curriculum goals, and then thinking about how technology could be used to meet all of these requirements.

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