Affordances of online technologies: More than the properties of the technology
Day, David & Lloyd, Margaret M. (2007) Affordances of online technologies: More than the properties of the technology. Australian Educational Computing, 22(2), pp. 17-21.
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. Recent examples from educational literature are used to illustrate this approach to the interpretation and application of affordance theories.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||affordances, online learning|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 David Day and Margaret M. Lloyd|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2009 10:11|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:08|
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