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Title: What are the affordances of information and communication technologies?
Authors: Conole, Gráinne
Dyke, Martin
First Published: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Published on behalf of the Association for Learning Technology
Citation: ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2004, 12(2), pp. 113–124.
Abstract: The paper examines the notion that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have affordances that epitomize the features of our late modern age (Giddens, 1991) and explores whether these affordances (Salomon, 1993, p. 51) can be used to facilitate particular approaches to educational practice. It argues that a clear articulation of these affordances would enable us to understand how these technologies can be most effectively used to support learning and teaching. We believe that any one affordance can be considered to have both positive and negative connotations and the paper draws on social and educational theory to provide an initial taxonomy of these affordances.
DOI Link: 10.1080/0968776042000216183
ISSN: 2156-7069
eISSN: 2156-7077
Type: Article
Rights: © 2004 Association for Learning Technology.
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