The slow uptake by teachers in post-compulsory education of new technological tools and technology-enhanced teaching methods may be symptomatic of a general split in the e-learning community between development of tools, services and standards, and research into how teachers can use these most effectively (i.e. between the teaching practitioner and technical developer communities). This paper reflects on the experience of transferring knowledge and understanding between these two communities during the Learning Activity Design in Education project funded by the UK Joint Information Systems Committee. The discussion is situated within the literature on 'mediating representations' and 'mediating artefacts', and shows that the practical operation of mediating representations is far more complex than previously acknowledged.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||ALT-J: Association for Learning Technology Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2007|