Catherine Emmett

Catherine Emmett


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Communities of practice and Wenger

Posted on 4 April 2015 by Catherine Emmett

Wenger Wenger tells us that communities of practice can be a foundation of effective learning systems in all kinds of businesses and organisations. The overriding principle upon which communities of practice rely is a sense of co-created relationships linked by a commitment to a particular area of interest, and a group of people who consistently
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Digital natives vs immigrants

Posted on 4 April 2015 by Catherine Emmett

The idea of digital natives vs immigrants was first discussed by Marc Prensky in a work which has subsequently been criticised, not least by Prensky himself who has since abandoned the original papers.  Prensky refers to people who were born before [the] new digital era, which began around 1980, as Digital Immigrants. According to him digital
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Technology vs the world!

Posted on 4 April 2015 by Catherine Emmett

Technology and its role and influence on society is a fairly widely researched area. It’s certainly something I’ve been thinking about lately in relation to perceptions of colleagues about universities and scholarship. This prompted me to repost a piece on technological determinism; what it is, opposing theories, and it’s influence in current socio-technological thinking. Technological
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