Virtualisation and new geographies of knowledge in higher education: possibilities for the transformation of knowledge, pedagogic relations and learner identities

Taylor, Carol A and Dunne, Mairead (2011) Virtualisation and new geographies of knowledge in higher education: possibilities for the transformation of knowledge, pedagogic relations and learner identities. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (4). pp. 623-641. ISSN 0142-5692

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Abstract

This article considers some of the ways in which the transformative power of Web 2.0 digital technology is reconfiguring learning, knowledge and academic identities in the contemporary university. Through a focus on five specific examples, we consider the impact of virtualization processes on spatiality, materiality and embodiment, and pedagogic relations. We argue for the benefits of taking a microsociological approach in order to reflect on the potential of virtualization to bring about new geographies of knowledge production and as a means to identify the ways in which potential transformations are uneven, problematic and contested.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: virtualization, knowledge, pedagogy, technology, spatiality, materiality
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
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Depositing User: Mairead Dunne
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 12:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25123
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