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The Predicament of the Learner in the New Media Age

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an investigation into the implications of media change for learning
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This thesis explores the Predicament of the Learner in an age during which an emergent Participatory Culture supported by networked computers is converging or colliding with a top-down Culture Industry model of education associated with centralised control and traditional learning media. Two case studies explore attempts to use advanced E-learning tools, the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) and Revolution (a multiplayer role-playing game) to mediate learning activities in the digita...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Supervisor
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Funding agency for:
Francis, R
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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