A Case Study Analysis of a Constructionist Knowledge Building Community with Activity Theory

Ang, Chee Siang and Zaphiris, Panayiotis and Wilson, Stephanie (2010) A Case Study Analysis of a Constructionist Knowledge Building Community with Activity Theory. Behaviour and Information Technology . pp. 537-554. ISSN 0144-929X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article investigates how activity theory can help research a constructionist community. We present a constructionist activity model called Constructionism Through Activity Theory (CONTACT) model and explain how it can be used to analyse the constructionist activity in knowledge building communities. We then illustrate the model through its application to analysing the Wiki-supported community associated with a computer game. Our analysis focuses mainly on two perspectives: individual and collective actions, as well as individual and collective mediations. Experiences and challenges from the analysis are reported to demonstrate how CONTACT is helpful in analysing such communities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 16:55
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 10:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26220 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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