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ERIC Number: EJ1133841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Using the Web as a Higher Order Thinking Partner: Case Study of an Advanced Learner Creatively Synthesizing Knowledge on the Web
DeSchryver, Michael
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v55 n2 p240-271 Apr 2017
Previous work provided foundations for the theory of web-mediated knowledge synthesis, a framework for using the web in more creative and generative ways. This article explores specific instances of the various elements of that theory in a single case from the initial study. That is, a thorough exploration of think-aloud, screen capture, and interview data from a single study participant provides a rich description of how "divergent key word search phrases," "synthesis for meaning," "in-the-moment insights," "repurposing," "reinforcement," and "note-taking" worked in concert to support "creative syntheses" of knowledge about ill-structured topics when learning on the web. Furthermore, 10 implications of this analysis for related curriculum and research design are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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