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Afford

To be able to buy something. Theoretically, one can afford anything so long as one has the money to purchase it. However, affordability is subjective to a certain extent, depending on one's other obligations, wants and needs. See also: Expensive, Cheap.
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James Gibson's theory of affordances is instructive here, as it suggests that what we perceive in the environment is not so much the properties of individual objects but rather the possibilities for action they enable.
Responses were qualitatively mined both for content understanding (using the same categorization manual that we used for the OE post-intervention survey questions) and for the affordances of AR as a visualization tool (Yoon & Wang, 2014).
Offering pre-service teachers explicit opportunities to explore and understand the affordances of tablet and mobile technologies, particularly with regard to planning, assessment and reflection on learning may move them beyond surface-level interactions with these devices to ensure that they are able to effectively engage with the technologies to improve their capacity as developing teachers.
Dave's interactions showed access to the affordance of simultaneously linking representations and actions while revealing nuances in mathematical understandings.
Similarly, authors of the instructional design books reviewed in this study should incorporate specific sections on affordance.
Kirschner (2002) defined educational affordance as the capacity of the learner to learn within a certain construct.
The goals of our analysis plan were to examine bivariate associations between onsite condomless anal sex and: (1) the perceived availability of affordances in different types of sex venues, (2) perceived effects of private spaces and low lighting on practicing safer sex, (3) perceived condom use of other venue patrons, and (4) specific preferences of attendees for types of venue spaces and encounters.
24' Put differently, horizontality, flatness, extension, and rigidity may be physical properties of a given surface, but as an affordance of support for a species of animal, "they have to be measured relative to the animal" (Gibson, 1979, page 127, emphasis in original).
The opportunity for giving and receiving feedback from others is an important affordance of blogging (Luehmann, 2008; Luehmann & Tinelli, 2008; Narayan et al" 2011; Wopereis et ah, 2010).
So it seems that for a rich view, the analyst provides the state of art, the user provides the affordance perspective and management provide the goals.