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Title: Introducing New Perspectives in the Use of Social Technologies in Learning: Social Constructionism
Authors: Parmaxi, Antigoni 
Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Michailidou, Eleni 
Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi 
Ioannou, Andri 
Keywords: Social technologies
Web 2.0 technologies
Social constructionism
Online artifact
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Source: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part II, 2013, Pages 554-570
Abstract: Abstract This paper reports on a qualitative study of the use of social technologies, explored in the context of an intensive 650-hour Greek language course. Qualitative content analysis of instructors’ field notes, students’ and instructors’ reflections, interviews and a focus group was employed aiming at identifying the use of social technologies as a platform for constructing an online artifact. To triangulate the findings, the study also collected data by observing students’ activity with social technologies. A code scheme was developed which manifests the use of social technologies as a social constructionism platform identifying its major dimensions: exploration of ideas, construction of online artifact and evaluation of the constructed artifact. Actions within each dimension that indicate the manifestation of social constructionism are identified and discussed. This study revealed results in favor of the use of social technologies as social constructing platforms suggesting a new framework for their use.
Description: Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Series ISSN: 0302-9743, Series Volume: 8118
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/8529
ISBN: 978-3-642-40479-5
978-3-642-40480-1 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_39
Rights: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια/Conference papers

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