BiographyMy career has involved me in teaching in different countries, working in secondary schools and teacher training. I presently work in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick . Most of my teaching and research involves education, technology and social research and although my work often focuses on technology in education I have gained a wider interest in research methods and social theory, particularly the work of Dewey, Vygotsky and Habermas. I am at present particularly interested in online community as a concept and what members expect from online participation. I am also interested in reactions to technology, for example why is there so much optimism about its impact?, and to ideas of knowledge building through online interaction.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
technology, ICT, research methods, social theory
Published: Mar 28, 2014 by British Journal of Educational Technology
Authors: Michael Hammond
Abstract This paper provides a critical perspective on the attempts to promote the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning in England. Future development in the use of ICT should be more measured and adaptive, taking account of the multidimensional nature of technology.