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Usages, contre-usages: nouvelles cultures des formations virtuelles

Lamy, Marie-Noëlle (2006). Usages, contre-usages: nouvelles cultures des formations virtuelles. Education permanente, 169(4) pp. 79–88.

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Abstract

Based on a study of virtual language learning via real-time multimodal platforms, this article has a focus on usage in teleconferencing. In particular, the relationship between the structure of a particular platform (Lyceum) and the usage that is developed within it is examined. To do so, the author introduces the notion of affordance. Using four analytical dimensions derived from social semiotics, discourse, design, production and distribution of the artefact used for teleconferencing, the author presents examples of appropriation, some in line with the aims of the platform designers, others created by the users to counter what appear to be communicative failings of the platform.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0339-7513
Keywords: multimodality; teleconferencing; language learning; social semiotics
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 7519
Depositing User: Marie-Noëlle Lamy
Date Deposited: 01 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 15:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7519
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