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Abstract

This chapter introduces the concept of mediating artefacts, which is one of the key principles underpinning the open learning design methodology described in this book. It outlines the background to the concept and gives examples of the ways in which it can be used. It describes how the origins of the concept are grounded in a sociocultural perspective and discusses how it is used specifically in the area of learning design. Illustrative examples are provided of the different mediating artefacts practitioners use to guide their design process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gráinne Conole
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  1. 1.Beyond Distance Research AllianceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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