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Participatory methods and their implications in collaborative workplace learning PROCEEDINGS

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Research on innovative information technologies participatory methods such as action research, participatory action research, participatory design or co-design have been applied very successfully in the last years. In the field of TEL (Technology-Enhanced Learning) certain participatory methods such as design-based research have recently started to penetrate research and development activities as well, however to a lesser extent. In the following article we will present some of the most recent approaches to participatory methods and how these are applied in educational contexts. We will then present a specific methodological approach that was developed in the framework of an international research project that deals with cross-organizational learning. The initial findings that have come out of the first user interactions already give some indications as to what processes such participatory methods may trigger within an organization and how this might contribute to a greater acceptance of new tools and services for organizational learning.


Holocher-Ertl, T., Kieslinger, B. & Fabian, C.M. (2010). Participatory methods and their implications in collaborative workplace learning. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 7-15). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .


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