Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/8523
Title: Specifying the dynamics of social technologies as social microworlds
Authors: Parmaxi, Antigoni 
Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Keywords: Constructionism;Social constructionism;Social technologies;Web 2.0;Social computing;Social media;Computer-assisted language learning
Category: Computer and Information Sciences;Media and Communications;Languages and Literature
Field: Engineering and Technology;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Behaviour & Information Technology, 2015, Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 413-424
Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144929X.2015.1004650
Abstract: Abstract This paper explores the affordances of social technologies for supporting the construction of a shareable artefact by a group of learners. A qualitative study that captures the use of five different types of social technologies (Facebook, blogs, wikis, Google Documents and Dropbox) in three different classroom settings sheds light on the potentials and challenges of these tools for supporting material exploration, artefact construction and evaluation. Qualitative content analysis of instructors’ field notes, students’ and instructors’ reflections, interviews and focus groups sheds light on the potential of social technologies to transform the activity of learning across a new culture of computational tools. The affordances of social technologies are discussed as well as design principles that need to be followed in these new arenas.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/8523
ISSN: 0144-929X
1362-3001
DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2015.1004650
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Type: Article
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