Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

5-2017

Publication Title

Society, Integration, Education: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference

Volume

3

Abstract

This study is part of a research project on a learning partnership between undergraduates of ViA, Latvia and UMM, USA. During the joint media course in Spring 2016, students participated in Skype discussions, completed shared assignments and reflected upon their learning experience. The transcripts of these activities form the body of qualitative data. We employ the perspective of Ethnography of Communication (Hymes, 1962; Philipsen, 1997) and Cultural Discourse Analysis (Carbaugh, 2007) in order to answer the following research questions: (1) what is the nature of the studied technology-mediated learning discourse, and (2) how dot he constructed meanings around the use of technology contribute to the variety of cultural norms in play? We propose to understand the studied discussion sessions as a ritual practice (Turner, 1980; Philipsen, 1992, 1997)-the correct performance of which the participants instantly co-construct and negotiate when employing locally-adopted norms associated with democratic education practice-and assess the use and function of technology in the experienced learning interactions.

First Page

528

Last Page

538

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/sie2017vol3.2379

ISSN

2256-0629

Comments

Originally published in Society, Integration, Education: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference available at: http://journals.rta.lv/index.php/SIE/article/view/2379

Rights

© Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija, 2017

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