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Educational Technology as a Positioning Tool in Rural Bangladesh

Abstract : In this paper, I argue that educational technology can become a symbolic tool for teachers’ social positioning as much as a pedagogical tool for the classroom. Drawing on Holland et al.’s (1998) concepts of cultural artefact, semiotic mediation, and positional identity, I explore the experiences of PowerPoint use of one rural teacher in Bangladesh. Through her story, I shed light on the processes through which PowerPoint was becoming a positioning tool and how, at the same time, a shift in her positional identity was emerging.
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Taslima Ivy. Educational Technology as a Positioning Tool in Rural Bangladesh. 16th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), Jun 2020, Manchester, United Kingdom. pp.114-125, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-65828-1_10⟩. ⟨hal-03272524⟩



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