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Title: Optimizing Knowledge Sharing In Learning Networks Through Peer Tutoring
Authors: Hsiao, Amy
Brouns, Francis
Kester, Liesbeth
Sloep, Peter
Keywords: Learning Networks
non-formal learning
cognitive load
knowledge sharing
complex learning
peer tutoring
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2009
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Self-directed lifelong learners often intentionally look for non-formal learning opportunities. Learning Networks (LNs) provide them with an online social network to share knowledge with others. Lacking a formal social structure, the educational environment of non-formal LNs is different from formal learning settings. Thus, knowledge sharing becomes difficult because the learning environment of LNs could induce cognitive load, especially when learners deal with complex learning actions. A possible solution is to provide a structure to support interaction and thus reduce cognitive load. We propose peer tutoring as a support structure to assist learners to share knowledge.
Description: Hsiao, Y. P., Brouns, F., Kester, L., & Sloep, P. B. (2009). Optimizing Knowledge Sharing In Learning Networks Through Peer Tutoring. In D. Kinshuk, J. Sampson, J. Spector, P. Isaías, P. Barbosa & D. Ifenthaler (Eds.). Proceedings of IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2009) (pp. 550-551). November, 20-22, 2009, Rome, Italy: Springer.
ISBN: 9789728924959
Appears in Collections:1. LN: Publications and Preprints

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