Spaces and traces : the ecologies of mixed reality learning environments

Polson, Debra & Sade, Gavin (2005) Spaces and traces : the ecologies of mixed reality learning environments. In Online Teaching 2005 : Beyond Delivery, 27 September 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


This paper outlines potential futures beyond delivery by describing our experience of using ‘social software’ within Communication Design classes in 2005. This experience has presented new perspectives on the design of the physical and virtual places in which learning is imagined and designed to occur. The paper argues that the focus on the development of online teaching needs to take into account the places, or non-places, in which students engage with these experiences. Underpinning this is a series of ‘ecological’ metaphors, and concepts, which could be viewed as motivation for future developments. The paper concludes by describing emerging design practices in locative media that hold regenerative potential.

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ID Code: 19212
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: weblogs, information ecology, hybrid spaces, design education
ISBN: 1741071062
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2009 03:56
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:32

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