Social Learning Technologies

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Overview

Offering a fascinating new perspective on the processes of technical and social change, this book complements contemporary innovation studies by adopting an integrative perspective on social learning as characterized by the introduction of educational multimedia. The contributors provide insights into policy making in the fields of education and multimedia, educational practices related to the use of multimedia and wider processes of technical change. Accessible in style, the book will appeal to researchers and policy makers alike, and will be of particular relevance to those interested in education, media, science and technology.
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Lieshout (the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)), Egyedi (information and communication technologies, U. of Maastricht), and Bijker (technology, U. of Maastricht) present 12 contributions that collectively aim towards a better understanding of the problems and mechanisms that determine the uptake of multimedia in the field of education. Case studies highlight problems that arise in education with the introduction of multimedia and comparative analyses are provided to explore innovation and diffusion policies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754614098
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributing Authors
Preface
Pt. I Conceptual Framework
1 Introduction 3
2 Multimedia in Education 11
3 Social Learning 37
Pt. II Case Studies
4 Multimedia and Education as a Marketing Strategy 63
5 Learning in Cable-School: The Use of Networked ICTs in an Educational Context 83
6 From 'Spice Girls' to Cybergirls: The Role of Multimedia in the Construction of Young Girls' Fascination for and Interest in Computers 110
7 Distance Teaching on Bornholm 134
8 Teaching Transformed? The Appropriation of Multimedia in Education: The Case of Norway 159
9 A Project Adrift: Mechanisms of Multimedia Innofusion in Education 190
10 Telepoly: The Risk of Creating High-End Expectations 206
11 Diversified Hypermedia Use: An Experiment with Dis-closure 226
Pt. III Comparative Analyses
12 Setting of Multimedia Use 251
13 Multimedia Innofusion 264
14 Social Learning in Educational Multimedia 281
15 Conclusions and Recommendations 313
Bibliography 319
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