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Are we having fun yet? Institutional resistance and the introduction of play and experimentation into learning innovation through social media

Bryant, Peter and Coombs, Antony and Pazio, Monika (2014) Are we having fun yet? Institutional resistance and the introduction of play and experimentation into learning innovation through social media. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014 (2). Art. 4. ISSN 1365-893X

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Abstract

Recognising and responding to behaviours and patterns of resistance is critical to the successful imple­mentation of technology-enhanced learning strategies at higher education institutions. At institutional, academic and student levels, resistance manifests itself in a variety of forms, at best supporting a critical culture and at worst creating inertia and active disquiet. Through the lens of an institution-wide strategic learning innovation vision at the University of Greenwich, designed to enhance connectivity and collaboration, this paper will explore the modes and pathways of resistance that occurred in the process of implementing and embedding an openness agenda at a learning and teaching level. Through supporting experimentation and play with social media creation and sharing as a mechanism of curricula transformation, we identified a number of patterns of resistance to sharing and openness. Using an approach informed by grounded theory we have attempted to represent these patterns in the form of a model of institutional resistance to technology-led change.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://jime.open.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 16:08
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 10:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60638

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