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The building of knowledge through virtual maps in collaborative learning environments

Okada, Alexandra and Zeiliger, Romain (2003). The building of knowledge through virtual maps in collaborative learning environments. In: Telecommunications, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show relevant issues (resulting from theoretical and empiric research) about how virtual maps can be used to elicit the building of knowledge and to encourage collaborative learning. The intention of this work is to develop strategies for collaborative learning environments from a net of information perspectives, which might contribute to the improvement of significant pedagogical practices. The virtual maps study is supported by rhizome principles whose characteristics allow us to understand the process of selecting and connecting what is relevant and meaningful for the multilinear building of knowledge. In this paper, a brief theoretical and conceptual approach is presented and major contributions and difficulties about the use of virtual maps are discussed. At the end, new questions and future trends about the virtual maps application are mentioned.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 AACE
ISBN: 1-880094-48-7, 978-1-880094-48-8
Keywords: collaboration
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 11812
Depositing User: Alexandra Okada
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 17:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11812
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