Changes within the practice of higher education: Participating in educational communication through distance settings
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Web Based Communities, ISSN 1477-8394, Vol. 4, no 2, 173-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper is about changes within the practice of higher education. These changes relates to students and teachers participation in educational communication through distance settings. Here, this communication is analysed and described in terms of different points of intersections. These intersections embrace the tools used in the educational communication and the locations where students and teachers are physically situated. The Swedish practice of higher education illustrates these changes in the participation in educational communication. In short, the number of intersections has increased, and the use of tools and locations has changed during these years. This is visible both in the discourse and in the practice of higher education. Finally, this paper questions that the distinction between distance, face-to-face and online education nowadays is meaningful.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 4, no 2, 173-187 p.
convergence, distance education, educational communication, educational settings, higher education, online education, online learning, online learning communities, participation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30349DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2008.017671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30349DiVA: diva2:281772