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Building Collaborative Capacities in Learners:\ud The M/Cyclopedia Project, Revisited

By Axel Bruns and Sal Humphreys


In this paper we trace the evolution of a project using a wiki-based\ud learning environment in a tertiary education setting. The project\ud has the pedagogical goal of building learners’ capacities to work\ud effectively in the networked, collaborative, creative environments\ud of the knowledge economy. The paper explores the four key\ud characteristics of a ‘produsage’ environment and identifies four\ud strategic capacities that need to be developed in learners to be\ud effective ‘produsers’ (user-producers). A case study is presented\ud of our experiences with the subject New Media Technologies, run\ud at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.\ud This progress report updates our observations made at the 2005\ud WikiSym conference

Topics: 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified, 130306 Educational Technology and Computing, wikis, teaching, learning, education, M/Cyclopedia of New Media, new media, new media literacies, creative industries, produsage, C4C, HERN
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:10518

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