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Webs of activity in online course design and teaching

By Lisa Peruski and Punya Mishra

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

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: Taylor Francis Ltd
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776042000211520
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:618/core5

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