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Dialogue Paper; Bridging Contexts; Preparing the institution for emerging technologies

F Garnett, N Ecclesfield, T Cochrane, K Facer (ed.), C Lewin (ed.)

Elsevier | Published : 2011

Abstract

In this paper we will review what has been learnt from new ways of using mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools to support learning and how that might by used to help prepare institutions to support a range of new environments for learning. As researchers we tend to look at the affordances new technologies might offer us for learning, however in this Dialogue paper we are looking at what institutions might do to provide the affordances for the adoption of new technology. We will look at both the practical work undertaken at Unitec Auckland New Zealand and their model of using both web 2.0 technologies and mobiles to “bridge learning contexts,” and also at a framework for the broader instituti..

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