Ang, C.S. and Zaphiris, P. and Wilson, S. (2010) A Case Study Analysis of a Constructionist Knowledge Building Community with Activity Theory. Behaviour and Information Technology . pp. 1-18. ISSN 0144-929X.
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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.
|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:||Jenny Harries|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2011 16:55|
|Last Modified:||31 Jul 2012 11:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26220 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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