Sidewalks on the information superhighway

Dron, J. (2003) Sidewalks on the information superhighway In: Rossett, Allison, ed. E-learn 2003: world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education, Nov. 2003 Phoenix. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Norfolk, Va, pp. 2121-2124. ISBN 1880094509

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Abstract

The Pavement is a web-based system designed around principles found in Jane Jacobs "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." It is intended to allow self-organizing learning communities to develop around groups of websites, each of which is represented metaphorically as a building. Buildings are sited on streets with sidewalks, which connect together to form virtual cities. Real-time interactions between people on sidewalks help to form communities in the spaces between related websites. Streets and buildings are created by users. Usage determines their success or failure, as economic and social pressures determine the success or failure of districts of cities. From websites to learning objects, resources are embedded into a single vibrant, communal framework, valorizing rather than punishing diversity, creating a self-organized and safe community space for learners.

Item Type:Chapter in book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning objects
Subjects:X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G500 Information Systems
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Social Informatics
ID Code:1019
Deposited By:editor cmis
Deposited On:04 Dec 2006
Last Modified:14 Dec 2012 02:17

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