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Using virtual learning environments to facilitate new learning relationships

Ramsey, Caroline (2003). Using virtual learning environments to facilitate new learning relationships. International Journal of Management Education, 3(2) pp. 31–41.

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of the use of Virtual Learning environments in the conduct of three undergraduate modules in organisational behaviour and organisational change. The study is embedded within a discussion of social constructionist, or relational, premises on person, knowing and learning. These premises promote the importance of learning relations in a conception of learning as a process of becoming a member of a knowledge community. In particular, co-learning relations are privileged over subject-object relations, evident in conventionally taught courses. The study illustrates the development of such co-learning relations and presents evidence of their impact on the learning of students and tutors involved. Rather than treat the study as complete, it is treated as an open-ended, cyclical process. Consequently, potential future developments that are supported and justified by the reported evidence are presented in place of conclusions.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1472-8117
Keywords: Tutor-student relations; collaborative learning; Virtual Learning Environments; Zones of Proximal Development;
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 9406
Depositing User: Jackie Fry
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9406
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