Sidewalks on the information superhighway

Jon Dron

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Abstract

The Pavement is a web-based system designed around principles found in Jane Jacobs "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." It is intended to allow self-organizing learning communities to develop around groups of websites, each of which is represented metaphorically as a building. Buildings are sited on streets with sidewalks, which connect together to form virtual cities. Real-time interactions between people on sidewalks help to form communities in the spaces between related websites. Streets and buildings are created by users. Usage determines their success or failure, as economic and social pressures determine the success or failure of districts of cities. From websites to learning objects, resources are embedded into a single vibrant, communal framework, valorizing rather than punishing diversity, creating a self-organized and safe community space for learners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-learn 2003: world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education,
EditorsAllison Rossett
Place of PublicationNorfolk, Va
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages2121-2124
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1880094509
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventE-learn 2003: world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education, - November 2003, Phoenix
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceE-learn 2003: world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education,
Period1/01/03 → …

Keywords

  • Learning objects

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