ERIC Number: ED485001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Socio-Cultural Context for Online Learning: A Case Study Viewed from Activity Theory Perspective
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The complexities of digital age pose challenge to existing instruction technology theory as it applies to a distance learning environment. Through the lens of Activity Theory, this study takes a broad picture of an online course and examines the socio-cultural factors affecting the success of a distance course as well as their complex relationships. Interventions at the group and organizational levels will be explored to balancing local tensions emerged in the implementation of a distance course.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Environment, Case Studies, Theories, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.