Personalized annotation management: A Web 2.0 social software for enhancing knowledge sharing in communities of practice

Stephen J.H. Yang, Irene Y.L. Chen, Addison Y.S. Su

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Knowledge sharing in communities of practice requires intensive social interactions among community participants, such as articulating knowledge into written forms, posting messages to community's discussion forum, responding comments to the messages posted by others; namely annotation. Annotation is an explicit expression of knowledge in the form of comments which reveal conceptual meanings of annotators' implicit thought. This paper presents a personalized annotation management system (PAMS) and demonstrates how PAMS enhances knowledge sharing in communities of practice. An experiment has been conducted to evaluate how PAMS enhances knowledge sharing in students' online group reading activity. The result of the experiment has demonstrated that PAMS-enabled knowledge sharing do improve students' reading comprehension.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Pages625-627
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 18 Jul 200720 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2007
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNiigata
Period18/07/0720/07/07

Keywords

  • Annotation
  • Communities of practice
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Social software
  • Web 2.0

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Personalized annotation management: A Web 2.0 social software for enhancing knowledge sharing in communities of practice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this