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What are the affordances of information and communication technologies?

Conole, Grainne and Dyke, Martin (2004). What are the affordances of information and communication technologies? ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 12(2) pp. 113–124.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0968776042000216183
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Abstract

The paper examines the notion that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have affordances that epitomize the features of our late modern age (Giddens, 1991) and explores whether these affordances (Salomon, 1993, p. 51) can be used to facilitate particular approaches to educational practice. It argues that a clear articulation of these affordances would enable us to understand how these technologies can be most effectively used to support learning and teaching. We believe that any one affordance can be considered to have both positive and negative connotations and the paper draws on social and educational theory to provide an initial taxonomy of these affordances.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1741-1629
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6981
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 09:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6981
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