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ERIC Number: EJ1153336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
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Disturbances and Contradictions in an Online Conference
Carr, Tony; Ludvigsen, Sten Runar
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v13 n2 p116-140 2017
This article analyses participant experiences and statements about perceived problems in two online conferences to identify tensions and disturbances relating to external factors, conference technology, online discussions and design choices and then considers the underlying contradictions within the conference systems which generate both positive and negative experiences of participation. The analytic stance is based on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) since this approach gives a framework to understand and explain dilemmas, tensions, disturbances and possible contradictions as drivers for change in socio-technical systems. The article ends with reflections on the implications for designers of online conferences as convenors and technology stewards.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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