Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title
Re-thinking vygotsky: applying social constructivism to asynchronous online courses utilizing the power of crowdsourcing
Faculty / School
Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)
Department of Computer Science
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21st Pacific-Asia conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017)
Langkawi Island, Malaysia
16-20 July 2016
Societal Transformation Through IS/IT
Abstract / Description
Web 2.0 technologies have dramatically changed the way businesses communicate today and the rise of crowdsourcing is largely seen as an online, distributed model for problem-solving across industries. The maturity of web 2.0 technologies has also increased learners’ interest in online courses. However, the results obtained from online courses are highly debatable in terms of motivation, course completion rates and actual learning that occur. This paper is a call to apply social constructivism approach to online courses, using the power of crowdsourcing to collect educational resources around online courses and using crowd workers as More Knowledgeable Others (MKO’s) in online one-on-one settings to maximize learner’s satisfaction and learning.
Shaikh, U. U., Karim, S., & Asif, Z. (2017). Re-Thinking Vygotsky: Applying Social Constructivism to asynchronous online courses utilizing the power of crowdsourcing.
Shaikh, U. U., Karim, S., & Asif, Z. (2017). Re-thinking vygotsky: applying social constructivism to asynchronous online courses utilizing the power of crowdsourcing. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/faculty-research-series/88