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Social networking for online learning

Kear, Karen and Jones, Allan (2011). Social networking for online learning. In: Alta 2011 (Advanced learning Technologies and Applications, 2011), 27 October 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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Three case studies of successful use of educational technology are presented. In each, students' usage of the technology was not what had been expected by the course designers. Theoretical ideas from the sociology of technology are used to illuminate the disparity between expectation and reality. The paper concludes that students' use of educational technology is not wholly predictable from the technology itself; and that the notion of an 'affordance' in relation to educational technology is not straightforward.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 30051
Depositing User: Allan Jones
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 15:36
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:00
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