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Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)

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Alexandra Okada ,

The Open University, GB
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Antonio Roberto Coelho Serra,

Universidade Estadual do Maranhao, BR
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Silvar Ferreira Ribeiro,

Universidade do Estado da Bahia, BR
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Sônia Maria da Conceição Pinto

Universidade do Estado da Bahia, BR
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Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative investigation on key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in the digital age. The method applied was cyber-ethnography with asynchronous observation (forum and wiki) and synchronous discussions (webconference) for analysing skills developed by a co-learning community. This study focuses on participants from different countries who interacted during nine months in two open platforms: the massive educational portal EDUCARED of the “7th International Conference on Education 2012-2013” and weSPOT, an European “Working Environment with Social Personal and Open Technologies for inquiry based learning”. As a result of this study, it was observed that the EDUCARED portal led to the development of more explicit digital literacies, possibly because it was a simpler and familiar interface (forum). And in the weSPOT environment, experienced participants with digital technologies had more opportunities to develop other skills related to Critical-Creative Thinking and Scientific Reasoning.

How to Cite: Okada, A., Serra, A. R. C., Ribeiro, S. F., & da Conceição Pinto, S. M. (2015). Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT). Open Praxis, 7(1), 83–102. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.7.1.174
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Published on 01 Jan 2015.
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