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Towards an online design studio: a study of social networking in design distance learning

Schadewitz, Nicole and Zamenopoulos, Theodore (2009). Towards an online design studio: a study of social networking in design distance learning. In: International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2009, 18-22 Oct 2009, Seoul, South Korea.

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In this paper we examine the role of social networking and online community building in distance design learning. We analysed interactions of Facebook, a popular social network site, using qualitative content analysis and social network analysis. Two distinct learner identities could be identified – a design course Content Focused Learner and a course Context Centred Socialiser. We discuss the implications of this finding particularly in respect to online design studio education.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
Keywords: design studio; distance learning; social networking; Facebook
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 25217
Depositing User: Nicole Lotz
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2010 12:37
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:01
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