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ERIC Number: EJ848999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Affordances of Online Technologies: More than the Properties of the Technology
Day, David; Lloyd, Margaret
Australian Educational Computing, v22 n2 p17-21 Dec 2007
This paper argues that concepts derived from affordance theories are highly useful in understanding the role of online technologies in learning. However, it is suggested that the value of this approach is maximised when the focus is moved away from the inherent properties of the technologies to the opportunities for learning provided by the total context in which the technologies are embedded. Real world scenarios are used to illustrate this approach to the interpretation and application of affordance theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia