Accessibility and activity theory: an exploration of the factors that mediate the practice of developing accessible e-learning in higher education.
In, Ed-Media 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada,
23 - 27 Jun 2007.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education7pp, .
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This paper discusses the potential of Activity Theory as a tool for analyzing accessible e-learning practice in higher education and uses Activity Theory to explore the factors that may be mediating accessible e-learning practice. This exploration in underpinned by two central questions: do tools, rules and division of labour mediate accessible e-learning activities? Are there contradictions between central components of an accessible e-learning system and can identification of these contradictions help to develop and progress future practice? In exploring these questions, this paper concludes that accessible e-learning activity will not develop until tools, rules, roles and responsibilities are developed that all the relevant communities can apply comfortably and consistently.
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