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.

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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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ID Code: 17291
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: affordances, online learning
ISSN: 0816-9020
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 David Day and Margaret M. Lloyd
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2009 00:11
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:08

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