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Teaching and learning in the VLCC: actions, reactions and emerging practice in a very large computing centre.

  What happens to human computer interaction when the
walls of a physical teaching laboratory are removed?
We present the case of a very large (and new)
computing centre (VLCC) in a technical university in
Central Scotland. In this large multi-user computing
space teaching is accommodated in a number of raked
clusters or pods (local parlance), that are scheduled to
function periodically as classrooms. Using a ‘social
computing’ framework, we present observations and
findings from a study that reveals how habits and
perceptions from a previous habitat initially affect
practice in a radically different environment, but are
modified as practitioners adapt to the environment

  • Date:

    30 November 2001

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    ECCE

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

Citation

Buckner, K. & Davenport, E. (2001). Teaching and learning in the VLCC: actions, reactions and emerging practice in a very large computing centre. In Bagnara, S., Pozzi, S., Rizzo, A. & Wright, P. (Eds.). 11th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, 355-360

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Keywords

Learning and teaching strategies; adaptive practice; socio/technical analysis; social computing;

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