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Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)

Okada, Alexandra; Serra, Antonio Roberto Coelho; Ribeiro, Silvar and Pinto, Sonia (2015). Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT). Open Praxis, 7(1) pp. 83–102.

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Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative investigation on key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in the digital age. The method applied was cyber-ethnography with asynchronous observation (forum and wiki) and synchronous discussions (webconference) for analysing skills developed by a co-learning community. This study focuses on participants from different countries who interacted during nine months in two open platforms: the massive educational portal EDUCARED of the “7th International Conference on Education 2012-2013" and weSPOT, an European “Working Environment with Social Personal and Open Technologies for inquiry based learning”. As a result of this study, it was observed that the EDUCARED portal led to the development of more explicit digital literacies, possibly because it was a simpler and familiar interface (forum). And in the weSPOT environment, experienced participants with digital technologies had more opportunities to develop other skills related to Critical-Creative Thinking and Scientific Reasoning.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2304-070X
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
weSPOT project318499European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme
Keywords: Skills; co-learning; co-inquiry; social networking; ELGG platform; NING platform
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 44031
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 16:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44031
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