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Accessibility and activity theory: an exploration of the factors that mediate the practice of developing accessible e-learning in higher education

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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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Seale, J. (2007) Accessibility and activity theory: an exploration of the factors that mediate the practice of developing accessible e-learning in higher education At Ed-Media 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. 23 - 27 Jun 2007. 7 pp, pp. 4601-4608.

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Published date: June 2007
Venue - Dates: Ed-Media 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, 2007-06-23 - 2007-06-27
Keywords: e-learning, accessibility, activity theory

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Local EPrints ID: 48577
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48577
PURE UUID: d3a41266-e452-407b-b234-baab6844daa9

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:59

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