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Title: Introducing new perspectives in the use of social technologies in learning: social constructionism
Authors: Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
Ioannou, Andri 
Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi 
Parmaxi, Antigoni 
Michailidou, Eleni 
Keywords: Social technologies;Web 2.0 technologies;Social constructionism;Online artifact
Category: Arts;Languages and Literature
Field: Humanities
Issue Date: 2013
Source: 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings,pp 554-570
Abstract: This paper reports on a qualitative study of the use of social technol-ogies, 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 mani-fests the use of social technologies as a social constructionism platform identi-fying 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 dis-cussed. This study revealed results in favor of the use of social technologies as social constructing platforms suggesting a new framework for their use.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_39
Rights: © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013
Type: Conference Papers
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