Creative Re-instrumentation of Collective Learning Activity

  • Terje Väljataga
  • Sebastian H. D. Fiedler
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7697)


The implementation of networked, digital media applications in formal higher education provides opportunities for supporting and re-instrumenting various conversational and productive actions of creative collaboration. Successful re-instrumentation of collective learning activity depends to a large degree on the construction of viable, distributed environments of instruments and resources and a compatible perception of the potentials for actions (affordances) within its boundaries. This paper discusses some selected examples from an intervention study in higher education that focused on the self-directed re-instrumentation of collective learning activity and the formation and development of distributed learning environments.


re-instrumentation creative collaboration learning contract affordances collective learning activity distributed learning environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terje Väljataga
    • 1
  • Sebastian H. D. Fiedler
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Educational TechnologyTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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