[Air-l] Barriers to participation?

Beverly Trayner btrayner at esce.ips.pt
Sun Feb 25 09:44:55 PST 2007

Angelina .. I co-authored a chapter with Sally Mavor which was about  
barriers to participation in international communities.

We followed a non-English speaking participant in a post-graduate  
course run by a British University. As we say in the intro: "The  
apparent ease with which a student can join an international learning  
community often masks discoursal, socio-political and cultural  
barriers to effective participation and learning."

Mavor, S. & Trayner, B. (2003) “Exclusion in international online  
learning communities”. In Electronic Learning Communities: Current  
Issues and Best Practices, Reisman, S. (eds) Conneticut: Information  
Age Publishing.

If international barriers interests you, I can let you have copies of  
that chapter, and other related stuff, including...

Trayner, B., Smith, J. & Bettoni, M. (forthcoming) “Participation in  
International Virtual Learning Communities: a Social Learning  
Perspective”. In Web Information Systems and Technologies. Springer  

Trayner, B. (2004) “Babel in the international café: a respectful  
critique”. In Communities and Technologies, Huysman, M. Wenger, E.  
Wulf, V. (eds) Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Available for  
download from this page. (available for dowload - http://iisi.de/ 



On Feb 20, 2007, at 12:02 PM, Angelina Karpovich wrote:

> Could anyone recommend any sources (particularly qualitative)  
> exploring individual barriers to online participation?  I'm aware  
> of Honnecke and Preece's work on lurkers, but I wonder if other  
> kinds of barriers to participation have also been identified.
> Thanks,
> Angelina.
> Angelina Karpovich
> Lecturer in Multimedia
> School of Engineering & Design
> Brunel University
> Uxbridge
> Middlesex
> UB8 3PH
> UK
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