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Increasing interactivity in distance educations: Case studies Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
2010 (English)In: Information Technology for Development, ISSN 0268-1102, E-ISSN 1554-0170, Vol. 16, no 1, 16-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper describes how distance educations in developing countries can enhance interactivityby means of information and communication technologies. It is argued that e-learning involvesa shift in the educational structure from traditional transmission of knowledge to interactivecreation of knowledge. Our case studies are two distance educations in Bangladesh and SriLanka that use different technologies for implementing interactivity; Internet and computersin one case and video and mobile phones in the other. The findings are analyzed based onStructuration Theory and we compare the two approaches based on emerging norms andbeliefs. Findings from both cases show the concurrent enactment of both the transmissionand the interactive structure. Whereas peer collaboration and the use of self-assessment toolsmake students take more ownership of their learning, we also found the idea of a classroomwith an instructive teacher to be deeply rooted in the students’ minds.

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Oxford: Routledge , 2010. Vol. 16, no 1, 16-33 p.
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e-learning; interactivity; educational structures; developing countries; Structuration Theory
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21144DOI: 10.1080/02681100903533719OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21144DiVA: diva2:906274
Available from: 2010-03-29 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-02-24Bibliographically approved

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