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ERIC Number: EJ1158827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Conceptualising Online Knowledge Sharing: What Teachers' Perceptions Can Tell Us
Hood, Nina
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v26 n5 p573-585 2017
This study questions the current dependence on theories of social learning and communities of practice in research on teachers' online learning and online knowledge-sharing behaviour. It employs the interpretative approach to examine how teachers conceptualise their engagement with two USA-based online knowledge-sharing platforms within the context of their broader teaching practice. The findings suggest that the platforms, together with teachers' engagement with them, are intimately connected with, and must be understood in reference to, both the online and offline contexts in which they operate, with each setting providing unique affordances that shape engagement and outcomes. Teachers' engagement was largely motivated by their individual knowledge requirements and practice-based needs, resulting in learning primarily being individually rather than socially mediated and constructed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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