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WebMap- the collective building of information network through virtual maps in collaborative learning environments

Okada, Alexandra Lilaváti Pereira (2003). WebMap- the collective building of information network through virtual maps in collaborative learning environments. In: Proceedings of VIRTUAL EDUCA. Miami USA.

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The purpose of this paper is to show relevant issues (resulting from theoretical and empiric research) about how virtual maps can be used to develop an information network facilitating collective of building knowledge and collaborative learning. The intention of this work is to discuss some 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, future trends and our next investigation about the virtual maps application are mentioned.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 The Author
Extra Information: IV International Conference on Education Training and New Technologies
Keywords: virtual maps; information network; collaborative learning environments
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 41705
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 21:14
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