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

Department of Computer Science

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Author Affiliation

  • Umair Uddin Shaikh is PhD Scholar at the Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Shakir Karim is PhD Scholar at the Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  • Zaheeruddin Asif is Assistant Professor at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Conference Name

21st Pacific-Asia conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017)

Conference Location

Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Conference Dates

16-20 July 2016

ISBN/ISSN

85071988296 (Scopus)

Publisher

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.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Shaikh, U. U., Karim, S., & Asif, Z. (2017). Re-Thinking Vygotsky: Applying Social Constructivism to asynchronous online courses utilizing the power of crowdsourcing.

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