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A context for collaboration: The institutional selection of an infrastructure for learning

Jones, Chris (2009). A context for collaboration: The institutional selection of an infrastructure for learning. In: 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learnings, 8-13 June 2009, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the role of institutional issues in the deployment of infrastructures for learning and the ways in which they can impact on the range of choices and opportunities for collaboration in university education. The paper is based on interviews with 12 key informants selected from relevant staff categories during the deployment of a new institutional infrastructure in a large UK based distance learning university. It is supplemented by participant observation by the author who was part of a group of advisors tasked with working with the project team developing and deploying the new infrastructure. The paper investigates the development and deployment of the infrastructure as a meso level phenomena and relates this feature to the discussion of emergence and supervenience as features of social interactions in education.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20656
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 11:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20656
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