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Rage Against The Machine? Symbolic Violence In E-Learning Supported Tertiary Education, N. F. Johnson, David C. Macdonald, T. M. Brabazon Jan 2008

Rage Against The Machine? Symbolic Violence In E-Learning Supported Tertiary Education, N. F. Johnson, David C. Macdonald, T. M. Brabazon

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The move toward online course facilitation in tertiary education has the intent of providing education at any time in any place to any person. However, the advent of blended learning and e-learning innovations has ostracised, marginalised or ignored those who cannot afford or who are unable to access the latest hardware and software to take advantage of these opportunities. The Web 2.0 age is an era of assumptions: assumptions of participation, literacy and democracy. Yet such inferences are based on the need for high-speed Internet connections, and the latest computers are standard requirements. Those without the ability to access ...