Knowledge, Technology and the Professional Learning of Localisers
A study of the software localisation industry examines learning in digital society by describing localisers’ knowledge practices. The shortcomings of stand- ard models of professional learning that assume shared goals, codified knowledge and workers’ co-location are considered, along with the problem of learning in distributed and technologically mediated work contexts. The paper uses Knorr Cetina’s concept of macro-epistemics to highlight the need for theoretical develop- ment in relation to two questions: i) How do ways of organising localisers' work constitute opportunities and constraints for shared knowledge practices? ii) How does technology disrupt macro-epistemic potential and personal learning trajectories?
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