Idea Garden: Knowledge Creation with Insights from the Nature
Kah Eng Hoe, Ching Sing Chai, Pei-Shan Tsai, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Drawing experiences from a past study with a knowledge building community, fundamental theories of knowledge creation are revisited and a conceptual framework for addressing the challenges faced is elucidated. In tandem with the principles of knowledge building (Scardamalia, 2002) and the SECI model of knowledge creation (Nonaka & Takeuchi, 1995), the shortcomings of the scaffolds as afforded by current online instrumentation of collaborative discourse is further elaborated. Through the metaphor of an “Idea Garden”, the design principles for a new knowledge building platform is discussed and proposed. This paper reports on the conceptions supporting a beginning work which forms the baseline for future research on intuitive interaction modalities, salient learning analytic indicators and affording computer supported collaborative learning at large.
Hoe, K.E., Chai, C.S. & Tsai, P.S. (2013). Idea Garden: Knowledge Creation with Insights from the Nature. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 525-530). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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