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Murphy, Elizabeth; Rodriguez-Manzanares, Maria A.; Barbour, Michael – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper presents the results of an inductive, interpretive analysis of the perspectives of 42 Canadian high school distance education (DE) teachers on asynchronous and synchronous online teaching. The paper includes a conceptual overview of the affordances and constraints of each form of teaching. Findings provided insight into the following…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Murphy, Elizabeth; Manzanares, Maria A. Rodriguez – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
This paper uses a third-generation Activity Theory perspective to gain insight into the contradictions between the activity systems of the physical and virtual high school classroom from the perspective of teachers who had transitioned from one system to the other. Data collection relied on semi-structured interviews conducted with e-teachers as…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries