From Personal to Community Spaces: Interplay between Boundary Construction and Deconstruction
Liliane Esnault, EM LYON, France ; Denis Gillet, EPFL, Switzerland ; Annick Rossier-Morel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The boundaries existing between personal and community spaces may be considered as limitations towards efficient interaction and effective learning in communities of practice. The continuous construction and deconstruction (negotiation) of these boundaries are instrumental in the development of personal and community (collective) identity, as well as meta-competences acquisition (i.e. learning to learn collaboratively). The intrinsic plasticity of Web 2.0 social software can be seen as an artifact for negotiation. As a consequence, developers and users can collaboratively reify their respective practices. In other words, plasticity of software induces plasticity of practices. The paper presents the collaborative design approach adopted be the mediators of social software and communities of practice to foster innovative design, individual appropriation and community adoption of new interaction schemes.
Esnault, L., Gillet, D. & Rossier-Morel, A. (2008). From Personal to Community Spaces: Interplay between Boundary Construction and Deconstruction. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1240-1244). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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