Co-creation of Knowledge in Technology-Enhanced Communities of Learning

Studies

Studies

Studies

Social media is a central and important platform for science communication in general and vaccine communication in particular, since a  growing  number  of  people  use  the  internet  to  obtain  health  information,  including  information  about vaccines. This platform allows and promotes interaction among users, and is an increasingly popular source of health information. After the unexpected call initiated in 2013 by the Israeli Ministry of health for parents to vaccinate their children with the Oral Polio vaccine (OPV), An intense social media debate was inaugurated among Israeli parents on the reasons why they should (or should not) vaccinate their children. 

The overall goal of this project is to create a conceptual framework to account for situations where a scientific consensus appears to be well-established, yet social controversy seems to develop independently of the strength of the scientific arguments. This project will look at the role of social media in amplifying the creation of a social force that is independent of the scientific consensus

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