Albert Ip has changed the name of his blog from Random walk in elearning to Random walk in learning. Albert says that there are no specific learning technologies, just technologies that can be used for learning.
Of course we can talk about how to use a certain technology in a certain way to help some learners learn something. This is the process and context. Technology, information, artifacts, classrooms, chairs, etc are just part of the context. The actual process occurs between the ears of the learners, may be influenced by the process organised by the teacher.
My working definition of technology is similar, in that I see my work as a combination of 1) helping people to learn, 2) helping organisations and people to work better and 3) using information & communication technologies appropriately. Hence the name of this site, “Conversations at the intersection of learning, work and technology”. As far as technology is concerned, I use Harold Stolovitch’s description as my working definition:
Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Perhaps the creation of the “learning technologies” field has done us a disservice in spawning a separate discipline from learning (or education or training). As tool builders and tool users for millennia, we cannot escape our technologies, nor should we give them over to a small priesthood of experts.