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Learning through chat: University of the Arts London Case Studies in Online Learning in Art, Design and Communication

Rowsell, David and Jackson, Tim (2006) Learning through chat: University of the Arts London Case Studies in Online Learning in Art, Design and Communication. In: Technology supported learning and teaching: a staff perspective. Information Science Publishing, Hershey, PA, p. 292. ISBN 9781591409625,

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Rowsell, David and Jackson, Tim

Synchronous computer conferencing, or “chat,” is an effective and versatile tool of online learning, providing users with opportunities for real-time communication. Chat can be used for a variety of educational purposes, including academic seminars, student tutorials, recruitment interviews, and student presentations. In this chapter, we argue that through practice, in a socially open learning environment, chat is a focused learning activity, providing a forum where identities emerge and activity is at its greatest. We demonstrate the diverse and growing uses of chat through reference to examples from the chat archives of online distance courses at the University of the Arts London. We contextualise chat within a social learning framework and provide an analytical framework drawn from conversational analysis in order to examine the issues associated with chat in practice and how practice is improved through specific methodologies, new protocols, and inventive application.

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-962-5.ch018
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Information Science Publishing
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2006
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4018/978-1-59140-962-5.ch018
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 15:40
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 15:40
Item ID: 4258
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4258

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