GET CONNECTED!: collaborative adventures in networked spaces of learning

Lundberg, Anita (2013) GET CONNECTED!: collaborative adventures in networked spaces of learning. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. pp. 1-27. From: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, 26-28 November 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Abstract

The Ernst & Young University of the Future White Paper (2012) identified digital technologies as a major force of change in education futures. In Learning Spaces (2006, p.1.3), Oblinger argues the need for innovative explorations that bring together space, technology and education philosophies to ensure learner success.

James Cook University has its vision on learning futures, setting up digital classrooms modelled on spaces that promote collaborative learning at its Australian campuses in Cairns and Townsville in North Queensland, and its offshore campus in Singapore. The aim is to create learning spaces that are responsive to a digital and networked world, and that engage university students in meaningfully connected ways.

Connectivity of learning is not restricted to students. Networked spaces also open potential research adventures between academics from diverse disciplines. It is as if the very space of the networked classroom draws both students and academics into communities of learning.

This paper seeks to explore the notion of ‘relational’ space itself. It takes up theories from phenomenology, Eastern philosophy, quantum physics, matrixial space, new network science, actor-network theory and rhizomatics, in order to reflect on how these theories of space offer imaginings towards research adventures involving connective learning (Siemens 2006) in ‘networked’ classrooms. The site of this adventure is one model ‘networked’ classroom at the JCU Singapore campus which uses ProVEOS wireless learning technology.

Item ID: 30470
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-9948-20-593-7
Keywords: phenomenology, Eastern philosophy, quantum physics, networks, rhizomatics, connectivist learning, wireless learning technology, FYE
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Projects and Grants: Spaces of Learning JCUS009/2013AL
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 04:36
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 35%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology @ 35%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 25%
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