Virtualization and new geographies of knowledge in higher education : possibilities for the transformation of knowledge, pedagogic relations and learner identities

TAYLOR, Carol and DUNNE, M. (2011). Virtualization and new geographies of knowledge in higher education : possibilities for the transformation of knowledge, pedagogic relations and learner identities. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (4), 623-641.

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    Abstract

    his article considers some of the ways in which the transformative power of Web 2.0 digital technology is reconfiguring learning, knowl- edge and academic identities in the contemporary university. Through a focus on five specific examples, we consider the impact of virtualization processes on spatiality, materiality and embodiment, and pedagogic rela- tions. We argue for the benefits of taking a microsociological approach in order to reflect on the potential of virtualization to bring about new geographies of knowledge production and as a means to identify the ways in which potential transformations are uneven, problematic and contested. Keywords: virtualization; knowledge; pedagogy; technology; spatiality; materiality

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2011.578441
    Page Range: 623-641
    Depositing User: Carol Taylor
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 15:18
    Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 12:56
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5990

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