Back to basics: electronic collaboration in the education sector

Pullen, Darren Lee and Baguley, Margaret and Marsden, Ann (2009) Back to basics: electronic collaboration in the education sector. In: Handbook of research on electronic collaboration and organizational synergy, vol. 1. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 205-222. ISBN 978-1-60566-106-3


Communication technology, which is not constrained by geographical boundaries, has increasingly resulted in faster and more efficient ways to maintain contact. When utilising electronic technology in the classroom it is essential for teachers to respect cultural differences and instil the importance of basic communication skills to their students. Many school students are extremely comfortable in using developing technologies, but are unaware of the equally important need to establish relationships to enhance the quality of information they are exchanging. Electronic collaboration is a necessary part of developing the skills of a lifelong learner. These forms of communication have encouraged proceses such as collaboration to occur by creating exciting synergies between people and resources that may have not been previously possible. This chapter will explore several examples of how schools and teachers are using the Internet to collaborate and share ideas and resources between staff and students.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. See the Website location above for details. Print copy unable to be ordered for USQ Library as too expensive 14/1/2009.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 06:13
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology; collaboration; third entity; communities of practice; knowledge economy; netiquette
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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