Contradictions between the virtual and physical high school classroom: A third-generation Activity Theory perspective

  title={Contradictions between the virtual and physical high school classroom: A third-generation Activity Theory perspective},
  author={Elizabeth Murphy and Mar{\'i}a A. Rodr{\'i}guez-Manzanares},
  journal={Br. J. Educ. Technol.},
  • Elizabeth Murphy, María A. Rodríguez-Manzanares
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Br. J. Educ. Technol.
  • This paper uses a third-generation Activity Theory perspective to gain insight intothecontradictionsbetweentheactivitysystemsof thephysicalandvirtual high school classroom from the perspective of teachers who had transitioned from one system to the other. Data collection relied on semi-structured interviews conducted with e-teachers as well as management/support personnel of an organisation charged with delivering web-based high school courses in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and… CONTINUE READING
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