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Getting Networked Learning in Context: Are on-line students’ technical and information literacy skills adequate and appropriate?

Kirkwood, Adrian (2006). Getting Networked Learning in Context: Are on-line students’ technical and information literacy skills adequate and appropriate? Learning, Media and Technology, 31(2) pp. 117–131.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439880600756654
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Abstract

Information and communication technologies have the potential to enhance teaching and learning in higher education by improving access to and interaction with information and resources, and by facilitating dialogue between people. The benefits for learners studying independently are considerable. From the students’ perspective, networked learning offers opportunities that both draw upon existing ICT expertise and present new challenges. However, studies with UK Open University students indicate the potential for mismatches between teachers’ assumptions and learners’ actual ICT experience and competencies. Effective networked learning involves operational and intellectual components and students need to be well prepared for both.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1743-9884
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6215
Depositing User: Adrian Kirkwood
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6215
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