One among many: the iPad in shifting material cultures of learning

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Resumé

In this paper we shall discuss how the iPad becomes an actor in socio-material contexts of schooling and how it becomes significant for learning as an artifact with specific affordances within these contexts. We argue that the implementation of the iPad may expose the diversity of artifacts that are already present as actors in learning contexts. As one among many artifacts used in orchestrating learning, the iPad acts in shifting material cultures of schooling where for instance pens, paper, books or interactive whiteboards are used in combination with the tablet. At other times the iPad itself acts as a book that mediates learning in specific ways, for instance by involving the reader through interaction or by new forms of visual representation. In its shifting representational forms, modalities and relationships the iPad provides specific affordances for learning and contributes to the transformation of e.g. textual and visual cultures in areas such as reading and science education. This indicates the need for discussing how curricula knowledge and skills can be understood in the socio-material contexts of learning where iPads are involved.
The paper builds on data from two research projects that investigated the iPad as a learning device in the context of primary and lower secondary schooling in Denmark. In these projects learning with the iPad focused on 1) the role of the iPad in inclusive learning environments 2) children’s visual cultures and the development of the iBook iTAVS. Based on these projects the paper will give examples of how empirical observation and analysis can contribute to understanding learning cultures in which iPads are embedded as part of the learning.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 13th European Conference on E-learning ECEL 2014
RedaktørerRikke Ørngreen, Karin Levinsen
Antal sider7
ForlagAcademic Conferences and Publishing International
Publikationsdatodec. 2014
Sider172-179
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-910309-67-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-910309-69-8
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2014
BegivenhedECEL2014: The 13th European Conference on e-Learning - AAU København, Danmark
Varighed: 30 okt. 201431 okt. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 13

Konference

KonferenceECEL2014
Nummer13
LokationAAU København
LandDanmark
Periode30/10/201431/10/2014

Emneord

  • socio-material cultures of learning,
  • learning with iPads
  • visual cultures in schooling

Citer dette

Buhl, M., & Meyer, B. T. (2014). One among many: the iPad in shifting material cultures of learning. I R. Ørngreen, & K. Levinsen (red.), Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on E-learning ECEL 2014 (s. 172-179). Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
Buhl, Mie ; Meyer, Bente Tobiesen. / One among many : the iPad in shifting material cultures of learning. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on E-learning ECEL 2014. red. / Rikke Ørngreen ; Karin Levinsen. Academic Conferences and Publishing International, 2014. s. 172-179
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Buhl, M & Meyer, BT 2014, One among many: the iPad in shifting material cultures of learning. i R Ørngreen & K Levinsen (red), Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on E-learning ECEL 2014. Academic Conferences and Publishing International, s. 172-179, ECEL2014, Danmark, 30/10/2014.

One among many : the iPad in shifting material cultures of learning. / Buhl, Mie; Meyer, Bente Tobiesen.

Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on E-learning ECEL 2014. red. / Rikke Ørngreen; Karin Levinsen. Academic Conferences and Publishing International, 2014. s. 172-179.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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