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Distributed Learning: Social and Cultural Approaches to Practice [NOOK Book]

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At a time of increasing globalisation, the concept of open and distance learning is being constantly redefined. New technologies have opened up new ways of understanding and participating in Learning. Distributed Learning offers a collection of perspectives from a social and cultural practice-based viewpoint, with contributions from leading international authors in the field. Key issues in this comprehensive text are:
*the challenges of ICT to ...
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Distributed Learning: Social and Cultural Approaches to Practice

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Overview

At a time of increasing globalisation, the concept of open and distance learning is being constantly redefined. New technologies have opened up new ways of understanding and participating in Learning. Distributed Learning offers a collection of perspectives from a social and cultural practice-based viewpoint, with contributions from leading international authors in the field. Key issues in this comprehensive text are:
*the challenges of ICT to traditional teaching and learning practices
*the value and relevance of 'activity theory' and 'communities of practice' in educational institutions and the workplace
*perspectives on the relationship between globalisation and distributed learning, and the breakdown of distinctions between global and local contexts
*issues of identity and community in designing courses for the virtual student
*language and literacies in distributed learning contexts
This book provides useful introductory reading, building a sound theoretical framework for practitioners interested in how distributed learning is shaping post-compulsory education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136452765
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 917 KB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Editors' introduction 1
1 Information, knowledge and learning: some issues facing epistemology and education in a digital age 16
2 Informed opportunism: teaching for learning in uncertain contexts of distributed education 38
3 Legitimate peripheral participation in communities of practice 56
4 Looking beyond the interface: activity theory and distributed learning 64
5 Workplaces, communities and pedagogy: an activity theory view 83
6 Distribution and interconnectedness: the globalisation of education 98
7 The English language and 'global' teaching 111
8 From independent learning to collaborative learning: new communities of practice in open, distance and distributed learning 131
9 Learning as cultural practice 152
10 The university campus as a 'resourceful constraint': process and practice in the construction of the virtual university 170
11 Identity, community and distributed learning 182
12 Flexible literacies: distributed learning and changing educational spaces 196
Index 210
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