Knowledge Construction with Social Web Tools

  • Margarida Lucas
  • António Moreira
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

This paper examines knowledge construction in a distributed learning environment supported by social web tools. Research data was gathered from online asynchronous discussions in a first-year Masters Degree course in Multimedia in Education. Our analysis was modeled on Gunawardena, Lowe and Anderson’s (1997) study and results indicate that, despite a significant percentage in the phase of sharing and comparing information, interaction at the highest levels of knowledge construction is relevant and suggests that knowledge was constructed.

Keywords

Social Web Knowledge Construction Interaction Analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarida Lucas
    • 1
  • António Moreira
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre for Didactics and Technology in Teacher EducationUniversity of Aveiro

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