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Title: Harold Innis' notion of time and space: A content analysis of the distance education literature
Authors: Mackintosh, James
Supervisor(s): Conrad, Dianne (Centre for Distance Education)
Examining Committee: Hoven, Debra (Athabasca University), Ellerman, Evelyn (Athabasca University), Black, David (Royal Roads University)
Degree: Doctor of Education (EdD) in Distance Education
Department: Centre for Distance Education
Keywords: time and space
distance education
monopolies of knowledge
philosophy of technology
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2017
Abstract: New technologies are rapidly changing our concepts of space and time. Through the theoretical framework of Canadian scholar Harold Innis’ “bias of communication,” this study uses content analysis to investigate how current distance education literature (as represented by five peer-reviewed journals over 15 years of publication) reflects evidence of a space-bias in distance education technology. An understanding of Innis’ notion of time and space can inform distance education practice by proposing the use of more synchronicity and orality in the design of distance education learning materials.
Graduation Date: 2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/223
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