Network Managers as Hidden Gatekeepers in Online Education : A case study in Streaming Video

Odigie, Imoisili and Gbaje, Ezra Network Managers as Hidden Gatekeepers in Online Education : A case study in Streaming Video. International Journal Of Studies in Education (IJOSE), 2020. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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Teaching, learning and research for educators and students in the 21st century has changed. This change is attributed to various reasons but foremost amongst them is the internet and a valid learning technology within it called streaming video. Research into multimedia as a learning tool shows it has the ability to boost cognitive response and improve overall learning in students. Streaming video is well-known and utilized for everything from entertainment to education. What is not as well-known is the influence that network managers have on the online education experience through their control of available bandwidth and related technology functions. The case study presented uses the network gatekeeping salience theory by Barzilai Nahon to expose the network manager as a gatekeeper in the network environment. The case at one university is complemented by showcasing additional studies. Together these studies contribute to a foundational understanding of the power of these gatekeepers and the impact of their actions on online video and student learning experiences. This understanding provides libraries, schools and universities additional tools in their efforts to improve learning experiences.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Online video, Gatekeepers, Online Education, Education
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BJ. Communication
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Imoisili.O Odigie
Date deposited: 03 Sep 2021 22:09
Last modified: 03 Sep 2021 22:09
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/42351

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