The teleological brake on ICTs in open and distance learning

Jones, David and Luck, Jo and McConachie, Jeanne and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2005) The teleological brake on ICTs in open and distance learning. In: 17th Biennial Conference of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia: Breaking Down Boundaries, 9-11 Nov 2005, Adelaide, Australia.


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This paper uses the distinction between teleological and ateleological design processes to analyse projects intended to improve the use of ICTs within an institution delivering both on-campus and distance education. The paper demonstrates how the continuing acceptance of teleological development and of its associated naive understandings of organisations and information systems are placing a brake on the on-going adoption of and innovation with ICTs in open and distance learning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:52
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: ateleological, Australia, ICTs, innovation, open and distance learning, teleological, universities; higher education research
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences

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