Using the Web as a Higher Order Thinking Partner: Case Study of an Advanced Learner Creatively Synthesizing Knowledge on the Web

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Abstract

Previous work provided foundations for the theory of web-mediated knowledge synthesis, a framework for using the web in more creative and generative ways. This article explores specific instances of the various elements of that theory in a single case from the initial study. That is, a thorough exploration of think-aloud, screen capture, and interview data from a single study participant provides a rich description of how divergent key word search phrases, synthesis for meaning, in-the-moment insights, repurposing, reinforcement, and note-taking worked in concert to support creative syntheses of knowledge about ill-structured topics when learning on the web. Furthermore, 10 implications of this analysis for related curriculum and research design are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-271
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Educational Computing Research
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • creative thinking
  • creativity
  • learning
  • online learning
  • synthesis
  • web
  • web-based learning

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