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A Succession of Eyes: Building an E-learning City
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, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: This paper describes the theoretical underpinning and form of Dwellings, an online learning environment based on the dynamics of cities. Dwellings was built to help to discover whether the features that enable a city area to thrive might also be beneficial in e-learning. It employs a wide assortment of social navigation features that allow learners to influence and be influenced by others. The results of a brief study of its use are described, suggesting that the environment goes some way to achieving one of its main goals, to improve group cohesion. It enables security of the sort found in thriving city areas, a safety born from what, in 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities,' Jane Jacobs describes as a "succession of eyes."

Citation

Dron, J. (2005). A Succession of Eyes: Building an E-learning City. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2900-2908). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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