Mediating between practitioner and developer communities: the Learning Activity Design in Education experience

Isobel Falconer

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-170
    Number of pages16
    JournalALT-J: Association for Learning Technology Journal
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007

    Keywords

    • education
    • e-learning

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