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ERIC Number: EJ910456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
Knowledge Society Network: Toward a Dynamic, Sustained Network for Building Knowledge
Hong, Huang-Yao; Scardamalia, Marlene; Zhang, Jianwei
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v36 n1 Fall 2010
The Knowledge Society Network (KSN) "takes advantage of new knowledge media to maximize and democratize society's knowledge-creating capacity" (www.ikit.org/KSN). This article synthesizes the principles and designs of this network which were initiated over 15 years ago, and presents an exploratory study of interactions in the KSN over four years, elaborating different network structures and the potential of each for knowledge advancement. Four major sub-network structures for participant and idea interaction are described, as reflected in social network analysis of discourse in the KSN. Strengths and weaknesses of work within each sub-network were identified with suggestions for creating a more dynamic, sustained network for knowledge advancement. (Contains 7 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; North America; South America; United States