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Student use of knowledge building tools in networked communities

Nykvist, Shaun S. (2002) Student use of knowledge building tools in networked communities. In International Conference on Computers in Education, 3-6th december, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper reports on an elective unit of study, offered to undergraduate primary and early childhood education students at the Queensland University of Technology. The course has as its main focus, the notion of online virtual communities, and explores students' current trends and practices with communication tools and networked communities with those currently being offered in a variety of educational contexts. After exploring and using a range of knowledge building tools, students then attempt to develop an online environment that espouses a sense of community amongst its participants. The students participate in the course through the use of various tools including multi user domains and bots, video and audio streaming including live video, chat including comic chat, threaded discussion lists, online gaming environments, email lists and instant messaging.

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ID Code: 5737
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: communities of practice, knowledge building, ICT
DOI: 10.1109/CIE.2002.1186217
ISBN: 0769515096
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 IEEE
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Deposited On: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:35

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