Information technology as boundary object for transformational learning
Forgues, D, Koskela, LJ and Lejeune, A 2009, 'Information technology as boundary object for transformational learning' , Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14 , pp. 48-58.
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Collaborative work is considered as a way to improve productivity and value generation in construction. However, recent research demonstrates that socio-cognitive factors related to fragmentation of specialized knowledge may hinder team performance. New methods based on theories of practice are emerging in Computer Supported Collaborative Work and organisational learning to break these knowledge boundaries, facilitating knowledge sharing and the generation of new knowledge through transformational learning. According to these theories, objects used in professional practice play a key role in mediating interactions. Rules and methods related to these practices are also embedded in these objects. Therefore changing collaborative patterns demand reconfiguring objects that are at the boundary between specialized practices, namely boundary objects. This research is unique in presenting an IT strategy in which technology is used as a boundary object to facilitate transformational learning in collaborative design work.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||information technology, integrated design, boundary objects, innovation, social learning|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction|
Built and Human Environment
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Information Technology in Construction|
|Publisher:||International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction|
|Depositing User:||LJ Koskela|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jun 2010 11:16|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:58|
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