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Collaborating across Boundaries: Managing the Complexities of e-Learning Courseware Production in a Joint International Project

Gary Motteram, Gillian Forrester, Sue Goldrick and Angela McLachlan

in e-Learning Initiatives in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098671
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0012
Collaborating across Boundaries: Managing the Complexities of e-Learning Courseware Production in a Joint International Project

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This chapter examines the management of the complexities of e-learning courseware in the context of the Developing e-Learning for Teachers (DEfT) project, a two-year collaboration between the School of Networked Education (SNE) at the Beijing Normal University (BNU) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) in Great Britain. It evaluates the practicalities of developing collaborative working relationships, explores the sociocultural dimension of a number of the project's small cultures, and uses the Activity Theory and Boundary Crossing as theoretical frameworks to explain how the complexities of e-learning courseware production can be effectively managed.

Keywords: e-learning; courseware; DEfT; School of Networked Education; Beijing Normal University; Worldwide Universities Network; Activity Theory; Boundary Crossing; project management

Chapter.  6357 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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