This is a key point summary of Doug Johnson's article in Educational Leadership - December 2013/January 2014 | Volume 71 | Number 4 Getting Students to Mastery Pages 84-87
Where is transformation?
We can see that the use, context and assessment of technology in education are all critical influences on learning success.As we see above, Puentedura divides four levels of technology integration into two categories: enhancement and transformation. In other words, is the teacher using technology to basically improve a traditional teaching practice or activity, or is the teacher using it to design activities that could not be done without the technology? The implication is that technology will most powerfully affect student achievement if it is used in the transformation sector—above the dotted line on the diagram.
By Doug Johnson, Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. He is the author of nine books including Teaching Right from Wrong in the Digital Age;Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part; and The Classroom Teachers Survival Guide to Technology. His columns appear in ASCD’s Educational Leadership and in Library Media Connection.