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Selecting communication media for distributed communities

E. Heeren, R. Lewis
1997 Journal of Computer Assisted Learning  
This framework indicates how task/media fit may be achieved while taking into account the evolving character of activities in a distributed community.  ...  A framework is presented for understanding and recommending selections of media for particular kinds of tasks, which is derived by integrating Mediarichness Theory and Activity Theory.  ...  Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Acknowledgements The authors wish to acknowledge the added stimulus to their research which was provided by the Human Capital and Mobility  ... 
doi:10.1046/j.1365-2729.1997.00011.x fatcat:fn7jch7wevhehizpnms22yqubi

Drupal as a Commons-Based Peer Production community

David Rozas
2014 Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration - OpenSym '14  
The aim of this research consists of extracting a set of insights related to the dynamics, group decision making procedures, motivations to contribute and mechanisms employed in the coordination of Commons-Based  ...  Peer Production communities, using as a case study the community responsible for the development of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Drupal.  ...  ACTIVITY THEORY AS A FRAMEWORK TO EXPLORE COLLABORATION Activity theory (AT) is a framework which sets the activity as the unit of analysis in the study of human activities.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2641580.2641624 dblp:conf/wikis/Rozas14 fatcat:nqqtqeo4nrfonh5g4tbvjrnzo4

A framework to study learning in a complex learning environment

Anders Berglund
2013 Research in Learning Technology  
Concepts from activity theory are drawn upon to enlarge the scope of phenomenography.  ...  It involves an application of phenomenography extended to encompass the content of the learning as well as its context.  ...  In this way, the researcher gain means to further explore his/her phenomenographic results by deploying concepts from activity theory.  ... 
doi:10.3402/rlt.v12i1.21457 fatcat:hdjmm67qxnfk3pqh2ogf7m4ftm


George Siemens, Grainne Conole
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Their article evaluates the suitability of communities of inquiry, communities of practice, activity theory, and actor-network theory as frameworks for evaluating interactions in the social network, Cloudworks  ...  Some themes are emerging around the relationship of connectivism to existing theories of learning and social interaction (communities of practice, actor-network theory, and activity theory being most prominent  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i3.994 fatcat:5kxkfn5fgzetrbnhtu4jnwd66y

Twitter as a Platform for an Israeli Community of Information Science Professionals

Ina Blau, Tami Neuthal
2012 Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology  
The results show that (1) The evolution of the community over time was in a bell curve, in concordance with the Diffusion of Innovations Theory (Rogers, 2003) . (2) Concerning the rate of active participation  ...  , five of the most active individual community members (16.1%) shared 54% of the community tweets.  ...  The frameworks of this study were Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rogers, 2003) , looking at individual differences in adapting innovations over time, and Uses and Gratification approach, exploring the  ... 
doi:10.28945/1613 fatcat:y35lasslq5hplbu4ro7fbtfscu

Evaluating action-learning and professional networking as a framework for educational leadership capacity development

Cathy Gunn, Geraldine Lefoe
2013 International Journal for Academic Development  
The framework reflected principles of distributive leadership, featured individual action-learning plans and fostered engagement in a supportive, scholarly community.  ...  The framework reflected principles of distributive leadership, featured individual action learning plans and fostered engagement in a supportive, scholarly community.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank all contributors from participating universities.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1360144x.2011.613996 fatcat:6oo553qiqbbnjiibgauuqy7uny

Exploring Virtual Enterprises Using Activity Theory

Ronald Beckett
2004 Australasian Journal of Information Systems  
Activity Theory is used as a framework for discussion of the organisational attributes associated with these casse and how they operate.  ...  It is suggested that exploration of the nature of tools, communities etc is helpful in understanding VE operations, and applied at multiple levels, Activity Theory is also useful in understanding the evolution  ...  An Activity Theory approach supports the consideration of these factors.  ... 
doi:10.3127/ajis.v12i1.108 fatcat:jyxzl4bsrrckrea5gwqsax4lsu

Proposing an integrated research framework for connectivism: Utilising theoretical synergies

Bopelo Boitshwarelo
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
The paper integrates the theories of online communities of practice, design-based research, and activity theory to construct a research framework that is characterised by a synergistic relationship between  ...  It demonstrates the viability of the model by using an example of how it was operationalised in one research project.  ...  The next section is an attempt to explore this question.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i3.881 fatcat:z543gjrcyvbqljdxupesf4o76e

Page 162 of Journal of Business and Technical Communication Vol. 22, Issue 2 [page]

2008 Journal of Business and Technical Communication  
In this article, I propose to extend the RGS approach and integrate it with activity theory and the situated learning perspective to create a unified social theory of genre learning and use.  ...  This integration of complementary yet distinct theoretical perspectives forms a theoretical framework that allows genre researchers to explore the interplay of the individual and the social in the process  ... 

Demonstrating the impact of a distributed leadership approach in higher education

Sandra Jones, Marina Harvey, Jillian Hamilton, John Bevacqua, Kathy Egea, Jo McKenzie
2017 Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management  
This identification constitutes a scoping of the issues that need to be considered in exploring the applicability of distributed leadership in higher education.  ...  While there has been significant research into the theory and practice of distributed leadership in the school system, there has been less research into its applicability into higher education.  ...  The need for ongoing opportunities for leaders to communicate and network was also identified as an important activity.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1360080x.2017.1276567 fatcat:sb44nwtwinftnhsyqeew2e3pqa

Resilience: From Practice to Theory and Back Again [chapter]

Carl Macrae, Siri Wiig
2018 SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology  
an integrated theoretical framework of resilience.  ...  resilience-to name just a few of the activities that provide the focus of concern in these chapters.  ...  In practice, as in theory, the emerging field of resilience studies needs to engage in an ongoing negotiation to ensure theories of resilience can both support the benefits of coordinating diverse communities  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03189-3_15 fatcat:xgptg4wx3bglzlo5a6d5yzxyby

A Conceptual Framework for Food Sharing as Collaborative Consumption

Damayanti Octavia, Reza Ashari Nasution, Gatot Yudoko
2022 Foods  
Food sharing constitutes the solution to the problem provided an appropriate framework is developed that guides its application.  ...  The sharing economy was touted as the appropriate framework, yet it is excessively macroscopic to be able to capture the dynamics of food sharing activities.  ...  cooperating with local communities to distribute food donations that are difficult to access by food sharing mediators; and a legal tool to increase participants' trust in food sharing mediators.  ... 
doi:10.3390/foods11101422 fatcat:6l7agkaytfa5xng6wl5dk4kd2u

Frameworks for understanding the nature of interactions, networking, and community in a social networking site for academic practice

Grainne Conole, Rebecca Galley, Juliette Culver
2011 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
The paper explores the extent to which four frameworks that have been used in researching networked learning contexts can provide insights into the patterns of user behaviour that we see in Cloudworks.  ...  The paper considers this within the current debate about the new types of interactions, networking, and community being observed as users adapt to and appropriate new technologies.  ...  Frameworks for Understanding the Nature of Interactions, Networking, and Community in a Social Networking Site for Academic Practice  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v12i3.914 fatcat:6yu6s2fei5gihmileg44hoodlu

Activity Theory as a means for multi-scale analysis of the engineering design process: A protocol study of design in practice

Philip Cash, Ben Hicks, Steve Culley
2015 Design Studies  
Activity Theory as a means for multi-scale analysis of the engineering design process:: A protocol study of design in practice. Design Studies, 38, 1-32.  ...  Abstract 3 This paper contributes to the on--going research aimed at improving our understanding of design 4 activity and design practice.  ...  These are 4 discussed in the following subsections. 5 Lens 6 In order to explore the first area we look to Activity Theory as a possible framework for describing 7 design activity across scales (Bedny  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.destud.2015.02.001 fatcat:ribz6dsdwjfvfah7dol2jxhjca

Looking at action research through the lenses of sociocultural psychology and activity theory

Anne Edwards
2000 Educational Action Research  
Sociocultural research and activity theory (SCRAT) are developments of the work of Vygotsky, which aim to capture how minds and actions are shaped by, and shape the opportunities for thinking and action  ...  Vygotsky is concerned to study how people, through the use of their own social activities, by changing their own conditions of existence can change themselves.  ...  Correspondence Professor Anne Edwards, Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom (  ... 
doi:10.1080/09650790000200104 fatcat:c4caagdfnnasnnko4n752e5waq
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