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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 9406
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1472-8117
  • Keywords
  • Tutor-student relations; collaborative learning; Virtual Learning Environments; Zones of Proximal Development;
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Depositing User
  • Jackie Fry

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