Dynamics of Social Roles - the Forgotten Theory of Roles in Teaching and Learning


Dynamics of role-structures in higher ed. institutions in the era of Web 2.0

Do new interactive technologies such as online forums, Web 2.0 and Social Media change the structures within higher education institutions and change their boundaries? Yes, since in a Social-Media-World knowledge sharing and learning takes place in many places and is no longer just focused on the university as as place. Using the example of the organization of study programmes at an European university, which has been enriched through online communities, Isa Jahnke explains the dynamics of the underlying hidden role structures of the stakeholder, makes the role-structures and role-mechanisms ​​visible, and provides a socio-technical sociological approach that explains the changes in knowledge sharing and learning processes at the university in the age of Web 2.0.

The article is published in:

  • Jahnke, I, (2010). Dynamics of social roles in a knowledge management community. In: Computers in Human Behavior, 26 (2010), pp. 533-546. DOI 10.1016/j.chb.2009.08.010