Personal Technologies as Masks: Issues of Persona and Identity in Learner Engagement and Professional Practice. Mark Johnson Claire Brierley University of Bolton. The Problem.
University of Bolton
“learning how to use different language registers (both spoken and written) in order to be understood by a particular individual or audience; learning that behaviour itself can be regarded as a form of non-verbal language which communicates in ways that are often more obvious to the receiver than they are to the sender “ (Bates)
To what extent is physical presence a requirement for professional enculturation?
To what extent does ‘professional practice’ (particularly in IT) entail physical presence?
To what extent can enculturation and learner development be achieved through virtual presence, and what pedagogical opportunities does it afford?
Looser commitments greater openness, opportunities