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Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: A massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)

TitleKey skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: A massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsOkada, A., Serra A., Ribeiro S., & Pinto S.
EditorsGil-Jaurena, I.
PublisherOpen Praxis
Volume7
Start Page83
Issue1
Pagination83-201
Date Published03/2015
ISSN2304-070X
Keywordsco-inquiry, co-learning, ELGG platform, NING platform, skills, social networking
Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative investigation on key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in the digital age. The method applied was cyber-ethnography with asynchronous observation (forum and wiki) and synchronous discussions (webconference) for analysing skills developed by a co-learning community. This study focuses on participants from different countries who interacted during nine months in two open platforms: the massive educational portal EDUCARED of the “7th International Conference on Education 2012-2013\" and weSPOT, an European “Working Environment with Social Personal and Open Technologies for inquiry based learning”. As a result of this study, it was observed that the EDUCARED portal led to the development of more explicit digital literacies, possibly because it was a simpler and familiar interface (forum). And in the weSPOT environment, experienced participants with digital technologies had more opportunities to develop other skills related to Critical-Creative Thinking and Scientific Reasoning.

URLhttp://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/174
DOIdoi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.1.174
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