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Narrative and learning with Web 2.0 technologies : towards a research agenda

Pachler, Norbert and Daly, Caroline (2009) Narrative and learning with Web 2.0 technologies : towards a research agenda. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 25 (1). pp. 6-18. ISSN 0266-4909

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of Web. 2.0 technologies on the ways learning can be conceived of as a narrative process within contemporary contexts, using blogs as an illustrative example. It is premised on the concept of narrative as a way in which individuals re-present and organize experience in order to learn from it and make it sharable with others within social contexts. The first part of the paper offers a theoretical analysis of the role of narrative in the social construction of knowledge by the ways it enables users of Web 2.0 technologies to participate meaningfully in the exchange of experiences and ideas. The second part of the paper offers a ‘situated’ analysis of the narrative practices engaged with by users of blogs. A ‘narrative trail’ is used to provide a contextualized instance of the narrative practices which are involved. The paper concludes by examining the research issues which are raised and suggests a research agenda which is needed to explore Web 2.0 technologies as social utilities affecting knowledge production, in which the adaptation of narrative theory is a central feature.

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Additional Information: This paper investigates the impact of Web. 2.0 technologies on the ways learning can be conceived of as a narrative process within contemporary contexts, using blogs as an illustrative example. The first part of the paper offers a theoretical analysis of the role of narrative in the social construction of knowledge by the ways it enables users ofWeb 2.0 technologies to participate meaningfully in the exchange of experiences and ideas. The second part of the paper offers a ‘situated’ analysis of the narrative practices engaged with by users of blogs. The paper concludes by examining the research issues which are raised and suggests a research agenda which is needed to explore Web 2.0 technologies as social utilities affecting knowledge production, in which the adaptation of narrative theory is a central feature. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Controlled Keywords: Narrative,, learning,, Web, 2.0,, blogs,, knowledge
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 16:52
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 10:01
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/5417

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