Envisioning creative collaboration between faculty and technologists
Professional and Organizational Developers Network Annual Conference
Recent exchanges on the POD listserv attest to the fact that university technologists and university teachers inhabit seemingly mutually exclusive cultures, Activity theory, as interpreted by Yrjo Engestrom (1987), provides a theoretically informed analytical framework for developing an understanding of different forms of human activity, without suffering from the polarizing effects of a “Mars/Venus” approach. Using this tool participants will analyze their observations of a role play in which a faculty member, a technologist, a librarian, and an instructional designer meet to discuss the development of a course. Through structured reflection participants will develop strategies for optimizing cross-cultural collaboration.
activity theory, workplace development, micro cultures, Engestrom, faculty development, instructional technology, sociocultural analysis, Leontev
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Higher Education and Teaching | Instructional Media Design | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies | Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology of Culture
Gail A. Rathbun, David Sacks, and Sally Kuhlenschmidt (2011).
Envisioning creative collaboration between faculty and technologists. Presented at Professional and Organizational Developers Network Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.