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Learning sites: networked resources and the learning community

Learning sites: networked resources and the learning community
Learning sites: networked resources and the learning community
There are numerous research accounts of computer networks in university teaching. However, so far there has been limited examination of the tensions or transformations that occur as network technologies make contact with existing community structures of higher education. Our research will focus on networked resources for teaching and learning that exist as part of current educational innovation rather than being created simply for the purpose of research. Computer networks constitute the infrastructure on which courseware is delivered and upon which new forms of communication among users can be supported. The technology has generic properties that affect all students. We have identified three consequences that, together, define a framework of core issues for research: * The first issue concerns a changing relationship between the student and institutional space. Study that previously involved moving around a campus can increasingly be realised at a single location. * The second issue concerns changing patterns of communication. Distributed computing allows the asynchronous exchanges that are exemplified by email. These afford new possibilities for dialogue and relationships involving peers and tutors, and new bases for configuring the 'space and time' constraints of institutional life. * The third issue concerns changing patterns of access and participation in academic discourse within traditional university courses.
CMC, Computer Mediated Communication, ESRC, Network Technologies
Light, P
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Crook, C
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White, S
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Nesbitt, E
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Barrowcliff, D
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Light, V
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Light, P
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Crook, C
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White, S
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Nesbitt, E
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Barrowcliff, D
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Light, V
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Tolmie, A
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Light, P, Crook, C, White, S, Nesbitt, E, Barrowcliff, D and Light, V , Tolmie, A (ed.) (1998) Learning sites: networked resources and the learning community. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning: Research Notes, 14 (2).

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Abstract

There are numerous research accounts of computer networks in university teaching. However, so far there has been limited examination of the tensions or transformations that occur as network technologies make contact with existing community structures of higher education. Our research will focus on networked resources for teaching and learning that exist as part of current educational innovation rather than being created simply for the purpose of research. Computer networks constitute the infrastructure on which courseware is delivered and upon which new forms of communication among users can be supported. The technology has generic properties that affect all students. We have identified three consequences that, together, define a framework of core issues for research: * The first issue concerns a changing relationship between the student and institutional space. Study that previously involved moving around a campus can increasingly be realised at a single location. * The second issue concerns changing patterns of communication. Distributed computing allows the asynchronous exchanges that are exemplified by email. These afford new possibilities for dialogue and relationships involving peers and tutors, and new bases for configuring the 'space and time' constraints of institutional life. * The third issue concerns changing patterns of access and participation in academic discourse within traditional university courses.

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Published date: 1998
Keywords: CMC, Computer Mediated Communication, ESRC, Network Technologies
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261641
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261641
PURE UUID: 74fe786c-10fa-46c6-9340-4813d6828750
ORCID for S White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2005
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:53

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