Work and Learning across Boundaries: Artifacts, Discourses, and Processes in a University Course

  • Mikhail Fominykh
  • Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland
  • Sobah Abbas Petersen
  • Monica Divitini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8224)

Abstract

Boundary objects can provide bridges across boundaries and facilitate collaboration between learners with different backgrounds. In this paper, we explore cooperation in a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural context, focusing on the opportunities for learning that arise at different boundaries and on corresponding boundary objects to facilitate both collaboration and learning. We present and discuss a study we conducted within a Cooperation Technology course. The discussion provides implications for collaboration support across boundaries, including insights on why they are important, how to facilitate their creation, and how to use technologies for that.

Keywords

cooperation technology boundary objects collaborative learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Fominykh
    • 1
  • Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland
    • 1
  • Sobah Abbas Petersen
    • 2
  • Monica Divitini
    • 3
  1. 1.Program for Learning with ICTNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.SINTEF Technology & SocietyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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