The theory and practice of the virtual university:Working through the work of making work mobile

Pollock, Neil and Cornford, James (2002) The theory and practice of the virtual university:Working through the work of making work mobile. Minerva, 40 (4). pp. 359-373. ISSN 0026-4695

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Abstract

The coming of new Information CommunicationTechnologies (ICTs) has prompted muchcontroversy in higher education. Scholars andadministrators have been excited by thepotential – perhaps the threat – of the`virtual' university. But whilst much has beenwritten about `virtual higher education', lesshas been said about the actual `work' involved.Drawing upon insights from the sociology oftechnology, this paper reports on the attemptsof one university to reconcile ideas about`virtuality' with the more established networksand infrastructures of traditional universitylife. This research is based upon aparticipant-observation study carried out inthe UK.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 12:26
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45190
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020977705523

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