Implications of using a cultural historical framework to investigate IWBs

Ibrahim Latheef

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Abstract

“What if” a sociocultural and sociohistorical approach is used in examining
Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICTE). This paper reports on the implications of using Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) as a framework to investigate the use of Interactive Whiteboards that was presented in ACEC2010 as progress of a research project. It is argued that ICTE can be more appropriately examined within the context in which they are being used. This includes cultural and historical factors; the classroom setting, context, prior knowledge and background of people and tools involved in the process. To support the argument this paper builds on the six-step framework based on CHAT. In this framework minimum unit of analysis is the activity system and the interaction among the tools, participants and the learning. I also argue that this Six-Step framework is a more holistic approach to researching ICTE. The implications of using this framework are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRefereed Proceedings
EditorsSarah Prestridge, Peter Albion
PublisherThe Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
Pages115-121
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780958118828
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016 - Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016
http://conference.acce.edu.au/index.php/acce/acce2016/paper/view/1/43

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleACEC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period29/09/162/10/16
OtherACCE 2016 is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
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Latheef, I. (2016). Implications of using a cultural historical framework to investigate IWBs. In S. Prestridge, & P. Albion (Eds.), Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference: Refereed Proceedings (pp. 115-121). The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education.