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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(3): 200-205 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.684

Analysis of Knowledge Building in a Virtual Learning Community from the Pedagogical Use of the Visibility

Diego Díaz, Katerin Farieta, and Andrés Mena

Abstract—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 production.
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 group.
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.

Index Terms—Knowledge building, analysis, virtual learning community and VisibiliTIC.

Diego Díaz and Katerin Farieta are with Manuela Beltrán University, Colombia (e-mail: diego.diaz@umb.edu.co, katerin.farieta@umb.edu.co).
Andrés Mena is with Universidad Manela Beltrán, Colombia (e-mail: andres.mena@umb.edu.co).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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