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Title: A case study analysis of a constructionist knowledge building community with activity theory
Authors: Ang, Chee Siang 
Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Wilson, Stephanie 
Keywords: Activity theory;Constructionism;Game community;Knowledge building;Wiki
Category: Arts
Field: Humanities
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Behaviour and Information Technology, 2011, Volume 30, Issue 5, Pages 537-554
Abstract: This article investigates how activity theory can help research a constructionist community. We present a constructionist activity model called CONstructionism Through ACtivity Theory (CONTACT) model and explain how it can be used to analyse the constructionist activity in knowledge building communities. We then illustrate the model through its application to analysing the Wiki-supported community associated with a computer game. Our analysis focuses mainly on two perspectives: individual and collective actions, as well as individual and collective mediations. Experiences and challenges from the analysis are reported to demonstrate how CONTACT is helpful in analysing such communities.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/5150
ISSN: 0144929X
DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2010.490921
Rights: © 2011 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.
Type: Article
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