Authors: Peter J. Scott, Linda J. Castaneda, Kevin A. Quick, Jon Linney
Addresses: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Walton Hall MK7 6AA, UK. ' Grupo de Investigacion de Tecnologia Educativa, Departamento de Didactica y Organizacion Escolar, Universidad de Murcia, Spain. ' Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Walton Hall MK7 6AA UK. ' Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Walton Hall MK7 6AA UK
Abstract: Online meetings are increasingly popular in support of technology-enhanced learning collaboration. When these virtual meetings are recorded and shared in the host community and beyond, they can become artefacts in the learning process themselves and offer significant |reuse| potential. In a longitudinal study of students working in a peer-support context, we explore how a series of such live events can, over time, develop an important |trialogical| reuse function. This function is particularly important in peer-supported learning at a distance, and in an international context where shared artefacts that are jointly produced within the community can be the focus of new and effective learning conversations.
Keywords: FlashMeeting; videoconferencing; live online meetings; peer learning; learning objects; object reuse; learning collaboration; virtual meetings; collaborative learning.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2007 Vol.3 No.4/5, pp.529 - 541
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