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Title:Information Practices to Sustain Knowledge Building: The Case of the Virtual Math Teams Online Community
Author(s):Sarmiento, Johann; Stahl, Gerrry
Subject(s):Information Practices
Social Computing
Knowledge Building
Computer-supported Collaborative Learning
Abstract:The sustained knowledge building of virtual groups and online communities requires that coparticipants overcome a wide range of gaps in their interactions, especially in the context of long-term activity across multiple episodes and collectivities. Here we present an analysis of the collective information practices of virtual teams engaged in collaborative problem-solving as part of the Virtual Math Teams (VMT) online community. Our analysis aimed at understanding the information practices that teams employed to bridged the apparent discontinuity of their collaborative interactions (e.g. multiple collaborative sessions, teams, and problem tasks) and exploring the role that such bridging activity plays in their knowledge building over time.
Issue Date:2008-02-28
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-03-04

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