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

Carmel Kent

  • Carmel Kent
    Research Group: 
    Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli
    Academic Institute: 
    University of Haifa

    Mrs. Carmel Kent

    The effect of representing knowledge as a semantic network on the interactivity in learning communities

    Our research observes learning communities that use a semantic networked knowledge structure as the infrastructure for online discussions, as well as for the preservation and transfer of knowledge within the community.

    Comparing the construction of community’s collective knowledge in its ‘traditional’ linear form  (i.e., free text , posts lists in bulletin boards) to its construction in semantic structures (e.g., cognitive and semantic maps) allows us to evaluate knowledge representation in terms of its sharing efficacy and learning processes at different learning communities .

    In particular we focus on the influence knowledge representation has on learning communities’ interactivity, and try to examine interactivity in several dimensions: interactivity between pieces of information, among people in the community (through the related items of information), and between the information built within and outside the community.