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In spite of high expectations and the support given by prestigious funding and educational institutions, Open Educational Resources (OER) have not been adopted widely by teachers and learners in practice. From a cultural historical activity theory perspective, we argue that Mediating Artefacts (MA) such as OER learning design visual representations and rich… (More)
We present an analysis of activity on iSpot, a website supporting participatory learning about wildlife through social networking. A sophisticated and novel reputation system provides feedback on the scientific expertise of users, allowing users to track their own learning and that of others, in an informal learning context. We find steeply unequal… (More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs " Fairy rings " of participation: the invisible network influencing participation in online communities Book Chapter How to cite: Makriyanni, Elpida and De Liddo, Anna (2010). " Fairy rings " of participation: the invisible network influencing participation in online… (More)
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