What is a Learning Technologist? eBook

What is a Learning Technologist?

What is a Learning Technologist? eBook

Title: “What is a Learning Technologist?” / 2nd edition
Author: David Hopkins
Word count: 17,000 (approx.)
Price: FREE
Publish date: June, 2013
Available: Downloadable PDF

Book description:
My journey as a Learning Technologist started in 2007 and has taken many turns and overcome many obstacles. What has remained throughout is the question of ‘what is a Learning Technologist’?

Looking at published work and personal experience I have collected my blog posts together in this eBook and added further commentary and notes to provide the background to the posts and the work I am engaged in.

This ebook covers my 16 part reflection on what it means, to me, to be a Learning Technologist – from personal experiences to research and observations of what is happening in the world of educational / instructional / learning technology.

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“David starts with some institutional definitions but then the opening chapters really give a flavour of the diversity of the tasks performed by learning Technologists; championing new learning technology, delivering staff training, one to one support etc. It’s clear from these chapters that the role and duties and even the job titles of learning technologists varies in different institutions. Overall I enjoyed reading this book. I would even go so far to say it should be essential reading for all Learning Technologists….it will get you thinking and questioning what you do – which is no bad thing!”
Chris Rowell: “What is a Learning Technologist?”

“Providing a clear and concise definition of what it is to be a Learning Technologist in changing times. Well written.”
Karaitiana (Amazon review)


In April, 2018, I removed this title from the Amazon Kindle publishing platform and have made it available as a downloadable PDF for free. Please click the link below to access:


5 thoughts on “What is a Learning Technologist?

  1. Greetings from Ecuador, South America! I’m computing Engineer and English teacher, I am trying to teach Ecuadorians how to take advantage of learning technologies. Your book has introduced me to this new definition of learning technologist, this is something I will explore deeply because I think I have the professional profile… :) Here in Ecuador, use of learning technologies is increasing, but people is focused on technology itself rather than it’s pedagogical approach. Thanks for your books!!

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