SoTEL: Toward a Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning

  • Renate Wickens York University


The publication of Ernest Boyer’s innovative study, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990), sparked sixteen years of academic studies, high level conferences, and campus teaching reforms in a movement that has come to be known as the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). During this same period, a rapidly developing study and practice of digital pedagogy, to be discussed here under the heading of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), generated its own extensive theoretical and practice-oriented literature. This paper is part of an ongoing work that explores points of intersection between SoTL and TEL in order to lay the ground-work for the latter as scholarship in Boyer’s sense of the term, that is, SoTEL.