From email to word processors to web sites, technology has become an integral part of Higher Education. It has been a mainstay of government educational policy for decades, and has featured in HE policy since at least 1965. Yet strangely, studies of technology often remain detached from wider educational research. In this session, I will explore some of the reasons for this, outlining the kinds of work on learning and technology that are being undertaken. I will also introduce some less common perspectives and approaches, which show how technology can act as an important site for understanding wider educational concerns.