The Open UniversitySkip to content

Ritual performances and collective intelligence: theoretical frameworks for analyising activity patterns in Cloudworks

Alevizou, Panagiota; Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette and Galley, Rebecca (2010). Ritual performances and collective intelligence: theoretical frameworks for analyising activity patterns in Cloudworks. In: 7th International Conference in Networked Learning, 3-5 May 2010, Aalborg, Denmark.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (524kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This paper provides an overview of emerging activity patterns on Cloudworks, a specialised site for sharing and debating ideas as well as resources on teaching, learning and scholarship in education. It provides an overview of activities such as 'flash debates', 'blended workshops' and 'open reviews' and seeks to situate dialogic interchanges and structures of involvement within the following theoretical frameworks: a) Goffman's notions of 'face-work' and 'ritual performance�; and b) and secondly, notions of collective intelligence. The paper argues that these perspectives can offer a unique contribution to the study and analysis of sociality (Bouman et al, 2007) bounded in the context of technologically mediated networked learning, with wider implications for understanding matters of participation, self-representation, reflection and expansion in education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Extra Information: ISBN 978-1-86220-255-2
Keywords: networked sociality; web 2.0; collective intelligence; ritual performance; activity patterns
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Research Strategy & Operations
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22145
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 08:58
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 11:18
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU