—This paper presents a proposal that contributed at
macro-project named VisibiliTIC. The aim was to describe the
dynamic of a virtual learning community in relation to the
Knowledge Building process (KB) and collaborative work,
based on the pedagogical use of the visibility of academic
The analysis set out from a qualitative approach with a
descriptive scope. The population were students of the courses
Virtual Education Unit Manuela Beltrán University
(Cajicá-Colombia) and the sample was taken from the
Ergonomics subject, in which two groups were classified in:
experimental and comparison. The experimental design includes
an independent variable (Visibility), and the dependent variable
(Knowledge Building). In the comparison group is used a
traditional strategy: the Forum, while that in the Experimental
group is used a visibility strategy: the “Wall”. This last strategy
enables significantly development of the levels of (KB) in this
In this study, the ATLAS.ti program was used to do Content
Analysis. Here is did a comparison of academic production of
students in each group where were identified the levels of (KB).
Is identified that the teaching strategy the "Wall” based on
the visibility, generated a strong impact among students of these
communities, generating greater participation and intellectual
production. This process generated higher levels of (KB) in the
Experimental group than the Comparison.
—Knowledge building, analysis, virtual learning
community and VisibiliTIC.
Diego Díaz and Katerin Farieta are with Manuela Beltrán University,
Colombia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Andrés Mena is with Universidad Manela Beltrán, Colombia (e-mail:
Cite: Diego Díaz, Katerin Farieta, and Andrés Mena, "Analysis of Knowledge Building in a Virtual Learning Community from the Pedagogical Use of the Visibility," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 200-205, 2016.