Transforming Tensions in Learning Technology Design: Operationalising Activity Theory

  • Mike Dobson
  • David LeBlanc
  • Diana Burgoyne


Abstract: A brief review shows several suggested ways in which cultural historical activity theory has proved valuable to technology supported learning environments. Three of our own design cases are then described (evaluating a peer to peer interface for learning objects, designing an on-line school, and rethinking a public science centre). These are discussed to illustrate the approach and finally this is reviewed for potential re-use.