Premises, promises: connection, community, and communion in online education
2006 (English)In: Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, ISSN 0159-6306, E-ISSN 1469-3739, Vol. 27, no 4, 533-549 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper is an essay on the discursive politics of education. Data from a small study, combined with a review of the related literature, suggest that the overarching concept “community” lacks coherence when used in online education. At least three contrasting forms of connection can be discerned: communion among participants, exchange between participants, and attachment to an ideal. In turn, we believe that this incoherence is not a trivial semantic problem, but rather a central concern in current efforts to remodel, reform and globalize distance education.
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2006. Vol. 27, no 4, 533-549 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9107DOI: 10.1080/01596300600988887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9107DiVA: diva2:148778