Learning Objects and Focus Groups on Zing

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Thomas Hansson
Title: Learning Objects and Focus Groups on Zing
Translated title: Lärandeobjekt och fokusgrupper på Zing
Conference name: IADIS International Conference on E-learning
Year: 2009
City: Algarve
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: thomas.hansson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: It is an unsettled issue between research traditions how to negotiate the implied rather than acknowledged dispute between individual agency, i.e. e the ability, need and urge of an individual to act on/in the world and the functioning of a social system. Relations between people are just as crucial for negotiating a learning object as is the individual initiative. I resolve part of the debate by drawing on a digital classroom tool deployed for facilitating verbal group interaction.
Subject: Education\General
Human Work Science\Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Technoscience Studies\ICT for Development
Keywords: Collective, individual, co-construction, learning object, social system, Zing