ERIC Number: EJ821517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Webs of Activity in Online Course Design and Teaching
Peruski, Lisa; Mishra, Punya
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v12 n1 p37-49 Mar 2004
In this study, we followed three faculty members' experiences with designing and teaching online courses for the first time. In order to complete the activity, the faculty members had to work collaboratively with others across the university. Activity theory provided a framework within which to study faculty members' collaborative activities with members of different activity systems that had different goals, tools, divisions of labor and accountabilities. In concordance with activity theory, such differences led to contradictions, disturbances, and transformations in thinking and work activities. The results of the study have implications for individuals and systems undertaking technology integration in teaching.
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Masters Degrees, Faculty Development, Case Studies, Interviews
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