Participation under Compulsion

Petra Grell, Franco Rau


Benefits of Social Software in teaching and learning are a research subject of great interest, especially in higher education. Even though the opportunities to encourage students? participation are promising, there is a neglected area we intend to illuminate: heteronomy. Compulsion and external control are used to foster participation. In our study we examined 16 international evaluation and research papers which describe the implementation of Social Software to enhance students? participation within courses. Several contradictions within these descriptions were revealed. One may realise that students pretend to ?play the game


Participation; Heteronomy; Resistance; Social Software; Higher Education

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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