ICT, Learnin Objects and Activity Theory

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Author(s): Thomas Hansson
Title: ICT, Learnin Objects and Activity Theory
Translated title: IT, lärandeobjekt och verksamhetsteori
Book: Social Sciences and Humanities - Applications and Theories
Year: 2012
Editor: Jana Sertic
ISBN: 979-953-307-527-2
Publisher: InTech
City: Croatia
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: tha@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Different research traditions describe the implied rather than acknowledged dispute between individual agency and collective activity. The ability of an individual to take action has a positive effect on the functioning of a social system. Initiative is a praised self-controlled quality and inter-subjective relations between people and reactions to another person’s input are crucial for the main activity. I this chapter I draw on experiences of digital software deployed for facilitating teaching and learning.
Summary in Swedish: Det finns en ofta implicit utforskad motsättning mellan individuella initiativ och kollektiva verksamheter. Individens förmåga att påverka i samhället stimulerar hela systemet. Initiativförmåga är en högt värderad egenskap i västerländska samhällen. Här undersöker jag hur en klok IT-användning kan förmedla samarbete och lärande.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: ICT, learning, learning objects, social self