Designing Open Electronic Texts in Education: Positioning Theory Revisited

Gilhespy, Ian and Harris, Dave (2015) Designing Open Electronic Texts in Education: Positioning Theory Revisited. Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 4. pp. 21-30. ISSN 2040-4735

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A series of investigations into aspects of designing electronic texts is summarised. One aspect is a critical evaluation of existing provision, including educational videos and available software like PowerPoint and Xerte, and a description of our own practice over several years. There is a review of more theoretical work about ‘realism’ in cinema and in visual ethnography, and effects which include ‘positioning’ the viewer as passive. We discuss the potential of electronic texts for organising academic material in a more open ‘writerly’ way than is conventional, and end with suggesting future theoretical inquiry.

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Keywords: electronic text, realism, ‘writerly’ texts, positioning theory, visual media, pleasures
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