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Fostering Open Sensemaking Communities by Combining Knowledge Maps and Videoconferencing

Okada, Alexandra; Tomadaki, Eleftheria; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Scott, Peter (2008). Fostering Open Sensemaking Communities by Combining Knowledge Maps and Videoconferencing. UPGRADE: The European Journal for the Informatics Professional, 9(3) pp. 27–36.

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Abstract

In this paper, our aim is to investigate the role of Compendium maps for both learners and educators to share and debate interpretations in FlashMeetingTM (FM) videoconferences in the context of OpenLearn, an online environment for open learning. This work is based on a qualitative study of knowledge maps and web videoconferencing interactions, and quantitative data presented in diagnostic reports about both tools. Our theoretical approach is based on the sensemaking concept and an existing framework for three learning scenarios. Our findings describe four applications of knowledge maps in videoconferencing: (i) Mind Maps for a FM virtual lecture (transmission scenario); (ii) Learning Path Map which integrates a FM conference (studio scenario); (iii) Concept Maps during a peer-to-peer event (negotiation scenario) and (iv) Web Maps for a FM replay (assessment scenario).

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1684-5285
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11771
Depositing User: Alexandra Okada
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2008 09:36
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 16:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11771
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