Individual Construction of Knowledge in an Online Community through Concept Maps

Conceição, Simone C. O. and Desnoyers, Carrie Ann and Baldor, Maria Julia (2008) Individual Construction of Knowledge in an Online Community through Concept Maps. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia. ISBN 978-9985-58-585-6

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This study investigated the use of an asynchronous online community of learning and inquiry and concept maps as strategies to facilitate individual construction of knowledge. The community of learning and inquiry proved to be an effective strategy for designing the interactive aspects of the online course and creating an environment to explore different ideas and concepts, share knowledge, and learn from each other. The concept maps facilitated students’ individual construction of knowledge after participating in collaborative learning. Using the concept maps, students were able to prioritize information, integrate concepts, confirm knowledge, and construct new knowledge. The skills learned by using concept maps can be transferred to other learning situations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008, Collaborative and Distance Learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2015 11:21
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2015 11:21

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