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ERIC Number: EJ1050652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Web-Mediated Knowledge Synthesis for Educators
DeSchryver, Michael
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n5 p388-396 Feb 2015
Ubiquitous and instant access to information on the Web is challenging what constitutes 21st century literacies. This article explores the notion of Web-mediated knowledge synthesis, an approach to integrating Web-based learning that may result in generative synthesis of ideas. This article describes the skills and strategies that may support learning in this way, including: (1) divergent keyword search phrases; (2) synthesis for meaning; (3) in-the-moment insights; (4) repurposing; (5) reinforcement; and, (6) note-taking. Several suggestions for how to begin scaffolding these processes are also provided, based on examples from in-service teachers during a master's level educational technology course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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