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2006 Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Power and Agency in Online Text-Based Collaborations

    Annamaria Carusi

    This article considers power in text-based collaborations and proposes that in order for criticality to be directed towards the power structures at play in the discourse of collaborations, the... More

    pp. 4-15

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  2. Temptation, Trash and Trust: The Authorship and Authority of Digital Texts

    Sian Bayne

    This article considers the question of the authorship of digital texts and their use by learners and teachers in higher education. It draws on the work of Foucault, in particular how his concept of... More

    pp. 16-26

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  3. Risky Discussions

    Julian Cook & Neil Jacobs

    This article considers a hypothetical decision by a hypothetical learner about whether or not to participate in an online "discussion", viewed through the lens of risk analysis. It begins with the ... More

    pp. 27-36

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  4. Digital Games and Learning in Cyberspace: A Dialogical Approach

    Andrew Ravenscroft & Simon McAlister

    Currently there is considerable enthusiasm for exploring how we can apply digital gaming paradigms to learning. But these approaches are often weak in linking the game-playing activity to... More

    pp. 37-50

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  5. New Patterns of Power and Participation? Designing ICT for Informal and Community Learning

    John Cook & Ann Light

    The United Kingdom and other governments have demonstrated faith in information and communications technology (ICT) as a means of achieving a participative and inclusive society through various... More

    pp. 51-61

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  6. Professional Teacher Learning in Virtual Environments

    Norbert Pachler & Caroline Daly

    This article is based on qualitative empirical research into the ways in which teachers view their experiences as learners in the context of an online tutor group who are studying for the mixed... More

    pp. 62-74

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  7. In a Glass Darkly: Identity, Agency and the Role of the Learning Technologist in Shaping the Learning Environment

    Rachel Ellaway, Michael Begg, David Dewhurst & Hamish Macleod

    Learning technologies are becoming a common, and in many cases essential, component of the contemporary learning environment. As such, those who design, implement and control these encompassing... More

    pp. 75-87

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  8. "Sending Messages to a Machine": Articulating Ethe-Real Selves in Blended Teaching (and Learning)

    Kim McShane

    Teaching and learning online is one of several risky practices in higher education today that threaten to disfigure academics' work and identity. For many academics, accustomed to the tempo and... More

    pp. 88-99

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  9. Paradigms Lost: Academic Practice and Exteriorising Technologies

    Ray Land

    Using Milton's "Paradise Lost" as metaphor, this article examines shifting positions of authority, and the role of technology, in higher education practice. As higher education becomes caught up in... More

    pp. 100-110

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  10. eQuality: A Dialogue between Quality and Academia

    Bruce Douglas Ingraham & Shirley May Ingraham

    This article has two objectives: to explore the changing power relationships within the quality management practices of United Kingdom higher education with specific reference to online learning... More

    pp. 111-121

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