This paper is adapted from The Great Divide: Mixing Teachers and Technology published in The Impact of Technology on Language, Learning and Teaching: What, How and Why. (2009) ed
Ward, C. Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre. The paper focuses on the importance of having a learning theory to clarify the roles of teachers and technologies in a blended approach to English learning. The brain-based learning theory, Recursive Hierarchical Recognition (RHR) is introduced and briefly described.