Participation under Compulsion
Petra Grell, Franco Rau, University of Potsdam (Germany), Germany
iJET Volume 5, Number 4, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany
Benefits of Social Software in teaching and learning are a research subject of great interest, especially in higher education. Even though the opportunities to encourage studentsâ?? participation are promising, there is a neglected area we intend to illuminate: heteronomy. Compulsion and external control are used to foster participation. In our study we examined 16 international evaluation and research papers which describe the implementation of Social Software to enhance studentsâ?? participation within courses. Several contradictions within these descriptions were revealed. One may realise that students pretend to â??play the game
Grell, P. & Rau, F. (2010). Participation under Compulsion. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 5(4), 26-30. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.