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Webs of activity in online course design and teaching

Peruski, Lisa and Mishra, Punya (2004) Webs of activity in online course design and teaching. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 12 (1). pp. 36-49. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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    Abstract

    In this study, we followed three faculty members' experiences with designing and teaching online courses for the first time. In order to complete the activity, the faculty members had to work -collaboratively with others across the university. Activity theory provided a framework within which to study faculty members' collaborative activities with members of different activity systems that had different goals, tools, divisions of labor and accountabilities. In concordance with activity theory, such differences led to contradictions, disturbances, and transformations in thinking and work activities. The results of the study have implications for individuals and systems undertaking technology integration in teaching.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 18:47
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:05
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/618

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