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E-Learning and Digital Media

2015 Volume 12, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. A Sphere of Resonance for Networked Learning in the "Non-Places" of Our Universities

    Sarah Hayes

    The logic of "time" in modern capitalist society appears to be a fixed concept. Time dictates human activity with a regularity, which as long ago as 1944, George Woodcock referred to as &... More

    pp. 265-278

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  2. Not Just about Gadgets: Habit, Innovation and Change in the Design of Learning Technologies

    Patrick Carmichael

    While elements of Deleuze's theory, notably the "geophilosophical" concepts of "rhizomes," "smoothness" and "striation" have been applied to educational... More

    pp. 279-294

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  3. Beyond Robotic Wastelands of Time: Abandoned Pedagogical Agents and "New" Pedalled Pedagogies

    Maggi Savin-Baden, Gemma Tombs & Roy Bhakta

    Chatbots, known as pedagogical agents in educational settings, have a long history of use, beginning with Alan Turing's work. Since then online chatbots have become embedded into the fabric of... More

    pp. 295-314

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  4. Resistance Is Futile: Cognitive Dissonance, Temporal Refusal, and the E-Learning Environment as Cyborg

    Lydia Rose

    This study uses interpretive sociological methods to explore parallels between fictional accounts of cyborgs and educational technology-based practices currently present in some e-learning... More

    pp. 315-326

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  5. Utopia: An Imaginative, Critical and Playful Dialogue on the Meaning and Practice of Contemporary Education

    Michael T. Hayes & Matthew Marino

    In this article the authors re-examine Sir Thomas More's classic book "Utopia" as a potential source of ideas and concepts for examining, understanding and imagining contemporary... More

    pp. 327-342

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  6. To Boldly Go Where No Learner Has Gone Before: Independent Inquiry, Educational Technology, and Society in Science Fiction

    Gillian Andrews

    Possibilities for a different form of education have provided rich sources of inspiration for science fiction writers. Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Neal Stephenson, Octavia Butler, and Vernor... More

    pp. 343-360

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  7. Still to Learn from Vicarious Learning

    J T. Mayes

    The term "vicarious learning" was introduced in the 1960s by Bandura, who demonstrated how learning can occur through observing the behaviour of others. Such social learning is effective ... More

    pp. 361-371

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  8. The Pendulum Swing of User Instruction and Interaction: The Resurrection of "How to Use" Technology to Learn in the 21st Century

    Judith Ramsay & Melody M. Terras

    The use of technology to support learning is well recognised. One generation ago a major strand of human--computer interaction research focussed on the development of forms of instruction in how to... More

    pp. 372-390

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  9. Community and Contribution: Factors Motivating Students to Participate in an Extra-Curricular Online Activity and Implications for Learning

    Tony Reeves & Phil Gomm

    The human desire to join and participate in communities can be seen as an attempt to satisfy some of our universal human needs. The theory of communities of practice has been widely used to explain... More

    pp. 391-409

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  10. "The Intimate Machine"--30 Years On

    Neil Frude & Petar Jandric

    This conversation focuses on a book published in 1983 that examined "animism," the tendency to regard non-living entities as living and sentient. "The Intimate Machine"... More

    pp. 410-424

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  11. The Dubious Promise of Educational Technologies: Historical Patterns and Future Challenges

    Larry Cuban & Petar Jandric

    In this article, Larry Cuban discusses his ideas about the topic of this Special Issue of E-learning and Digital Media "Networked Realms and Hoped-For Futures: A Trans-Generational Dialogue... More

    pp. 425-439

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