Learning and Socio-cultural Theory: Exploring Modern Vygotskian Perspectives International Workshop 2007


A lot of Japanese universities introduce some e-learning systems into their education. In this paper, we ask 22 female university/college students to report when, where, and what they do, and which kind of media/tool they use for their everyday life activities. We asked them to do this, every 15 minutes for a week. We also interview the students after their reporting everyday life activities, and analysis the log data of the system use. We describe students' activities in their everyday life and learning. We discuss the meaning of students' learning activities, especially activities using the e-learning system and other information and communication technology in their everyday life from the perspective of Vygotsky's ideas of media/tool. Some implications for future research are outlined.

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