Technologies and social learning in an urban after-school center
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, 2011, 273-282 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we explore this relationship between social learning environments and the technological ecologies that practitioners, learners, and researchers develop to sustain them. Through an examination of ethnographic research conducted at an urban after-school learning program we gain insight into social, technological and power infrastructures that influence learning and interaction in this setting. Adopting a holistic approach we examine how technologies are integrated into activities in this program to support the learning of the after-school youth. We emphasize both positive and negative infrastructures that contribute to the learning environment and discuss how identifying these infrastructures are one of the first steps towards understanding and informing technology design in informal learning settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 273-282 p.
Education, children, learning technologies, ethnography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34991DOI: 10.1145/1979742.1979616ISBN: 978-1-4503-0268-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34991DiVA: diva2:1071181
ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts