Web 2.0 supported collaborative learning activities: towards an affordance perspective

Andreas Kuswara, Andrew Cram, Debbie Richards

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Web 2.0 provides social software that is intuitively appealing for supporting collaborative learning. However, as revealed in our pilot case study, simply making Web 2.0 tools available or even mandating their usage does not guarantee that students will use the tools for collaborative learning. Even the use of a framework such as Activity Theory to guide the design of the unit did not ensure collaborative learning mediated by the technology. We propose that an affordances perspective may offer the guidance needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference 2008
Subtitle of host publicationperspectives on Learning Design
EditorsLeanne Cameron, James Dalziel
Place of PublicationMacquarie University, Sydney, Australia
PublisherLAMS Foundation, Macquarie University
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781741383041
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational LAMS and Learning Design Conference (3rd : 2008) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20085 Dec 2008


ConferenceInternational LAMS and Learning Design Conference (3rd : 2008)


  • affordance
  • web 2.0
  • collaborative learning
  • activity theory
  • learning design

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