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Back to basics: Electronic collaboration in the education sector


Pullen, DL and Baguley, MM and Marsden, AE, Back to basics: Electronic collaboration in the education sector, Handbook of research on electronic collaboration and organizational synergy, Information Science Reference, Salmons, J. & Wilson, L. (ed), New York, pp. 205-222. ISBN 978-1-60566-106-3 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Communication technology, which is not constrained by geographical boundaries, has increasingly resulted in faster and more efficient ways to maintain contact. When utilising electronic technology in the classroom it is essential for teachers to respect cultural differences and instil the importance of basic communication skills to their students. Many school students are extremely comfortable in using developing technologies, but are unaware ofthe equally important need to establish relationships to enhance the quality of information they are exchanging. Electronic communication is a necessary part of developing the skills of a lifelong learner. These forms of communication have encouraged processes such as collaboration to occur by creating exciting synergies between people and resources that may have not been previously possible. This chapter will explore several examples of how schools and teachers are using the Internet to collaborate and share ideas and resources between staff and students.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Pullen, DL (Dr Darren Pullen)
UTAS Author:Baguley, MM (Dr Margaret Baguley)
UTAS Author:Marsden, AE (Ms Ann Marsden)
ID Code:53165
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2008-11-06
Last Modified:2014-12-21

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