Coding, Designing and Networking: Fostering Learning Through Social Connections

Carvalho, Lucila and Saunders, Rob (2018) Coding, Designing and Networking: Fostering Learning Through Social Connections. Research in Learning Technology, 26. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2156-7069

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Trends in digital technologies and new social practices are calling for innovative models of learning in education. A recent development in the learning sciences, which conceptualises learning activity as networked learning, can offer deeper in- sight into how digital learning spaces influence the ensuing activity of learners. The networked approach coupled with social semiotics is applied in the analysis of Peep – a computer-based platform with social networking features that sup- ports an undergraduate design course. This article illustrates how the networked learning approach and social semiotics reveal elements of the platform that enable design learning and foster social connections amongst students and lecturers. The article also examines the distribution of students’ activity and changes in their patterns of interaction over time.

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ISSN: 2156-7069
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Depositing User: Rob Saunders
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:28


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