Contributor: Ulrike Cress
Knowledge Creation describes the construction of new knowledge in a collaborative process. It is based on the knowledge of individuals which is then combined in a synergetic way. Individuals contribute their knowledge and build on and combine the contributions of others. Shared artefacts serve as a mediator and allow for a shared focus. With Web 2.0 technology, knowledge creation can even happen as a mass process.
For a brief overview of Knowledge Creation, watch the 3 minute introductory video featuring Ulrike Cress:
- Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2008). A Systemic and Cognitive view on Collaborative Knowledge Building with Wikis. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 3(2), 105-122. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11412-007-9035-z
- Kimmerle, J., Moskaliuk, J., Oeberst, A., & Cress, U. (2015). Learning and collective knowledge construction with social media: A process-oriented perspective. Educational Psychologist, 50, 120-137. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2015.1036273
- O’Reilly, T. (2005, September 30). What Is Web 2.0. Retrieved from https://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html
- Bryant, S. L., Forte, A., & Bruckman, A. (2005, November). Becoming Wikipedian: transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia. In Proceedings of the 2005 international ACM SIGGROUP conference on Supporting group work (pp. 1-10). ACM.
- Kittur, A., & Kraut, R. E. (2008, November). Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in wikipedia: quality through coordination. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (pp. 37-46). ACM.
Learning Scientists Who Have Researched This Topic
- Carl Bereiter
- Ulrike Cress
- Kai Hakkarainen
- Marlene Scardamalia
- Gerry Stahl