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Helping themselves to audiographics: students lead their own learning

Pettit, John (2007). Helping themselves to audiographics: students lead their own learning. In: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 26–29 June 2007, Vancouver.

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Abstract

This paper reports findings from a study of the work of a student-led learning group that operated in an audiographics environment within an educational programme. The group was largely self-organizing and self-motivating, and the paper argues that participation of this kind can contribute significantly to learning outcomes within a formal programme. The paper examines how far the group’s activities illustrate an emerging role for students in leading their own learning, and explores how this relates to current debates about social networking and Web 2.0. The paper advocates a role for the educator in nurturing and supporting student-led groups while respecting their essentially self-directed nature, and argues that ‘crossover’ activities of this kind give universities another opportunity to enlarge their practices by harnessing some of the same impulses that have so spectacularly driven the development of Web 2.0.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Not known
Extra Information: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2007
Vancouver, Canada
June 25, 2007
Edited by Craig Montgomerie & Jane Seale
ISBN 1-880094-62-2
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16659
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 14:54
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 10:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16659
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