|EL27720 home||The concept of subject village
The design of EL27720 has been constantly evolving since semester 1, 2000/2001. The module is based on negotiated topics in self managed project groups that create web-sites and take part in live transnational discussions via video conference. As such I need to identify a pool of resources that are available to all people who participate in the socio-academic context of this course.
As some of the participants are not registered students it would not be possible to provide access to course information through the Blackboard virtual learning environment (VLE), which requires a UWA password and module registration (EL27720 information on Blackboard is not available to students in UWA who are not registered). A subject village is an online resource where information is collected and disseminated around specific editorial policies for a common communicative, educational or informative purpose. The aim of the EL27720 subject village is to create a platform for networking and researching advanced communication issues that are related to the learning outcomes of both EL27720 and the learning outcomes of courses in partner institutions in other countries.
Action research in EL21010/EL27720
The following downloadable document is the basis for the method by which the EL2 web-site has been adapted into a subject village. It was written as a final project for a postgraduate course in Online Education and Training at the Institute of Education, University of London. The information on this page is adapted from the paper, but also includes new developments that have emerged over the past 18 months.
The subject village as an alternative to the VLE
Affordances and effectivities
The subject village as an interactive learning infrastructure
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