The SECTIONS model for choosing media
The SECTIONS model for choosing media

The second of four webinars on my open, online textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, was ‘broadcast’ last Tuesday (3 November 2015) by Contact North. In this webinar, I discussed the issues covered in Chapters 6 and 7 on Understanding Technology in Education and Pedagogical Differences between Media‘.

Contact North has withdrawn the original recording. A more recent version of this webinar can be downloaded from here. (You will need to have Adobe Connect installed).

As well as a brief summary of the main topics, the webinar also provides my personal views on these topics, as well as answers to a range of challenging questions from the 45 participants, including participants from Argentina, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, the U.K. and the USA. If you have been reading these two chapters, the webinar is a very useful extra resource.

The recording of the first webinar in the series, Teaching with Technology – How to Use the Best Practice Models and Options’, mainly discusses the main issues raised in the first five chapters in the book, in particular different teaching methods for teaching in a digital age. That webinar is also available for downloading from here.

The third webinar in the series, Making the Choice – How to Choose between Online, Blended or Campus-Based Delivery for Effective Learning, covering chapters 9 and 10 of the book, will be on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, North America (same time as Toronto/New York). To register, click here.

The final webinar will be on December 3, discussing how to ensure quality in teaching in a digital age. After that I will be resolving the crises in the Middle East and Afghanistan, which are simpler in camparison.


  1. I teach Multimedia applied to the teaching of English as a foreign language at a teaching training college in Argentina. Today we’ve been discussing about your 2nd webinar & Chapters 6&7. These resources helped them reflect on new ways of knowing and learning as a consequence of the use of ICT, in order to design new learning experiences that make critical use of ICT in learning English, instead of the traditional approach that just seeks to make effective inclusion of ICT. Thanks a lot for your insights!


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