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PurposeHow can digital materials be organised in support of learning andknowledge sharing?What are the unique potentials of the internet/web as knowledgemedia?
Sociocultural concept of knowledgeKnowledge is related to activitiesKnowledge is use of tools within activitiesKnowledge is situated in social contexts and practices=> Knowledge media as tools
Knowledge mediaDeﬁnitionKnowledge media are deﬁned as media that are used by individuals toaccomplish learning activities• Media as tools for knowledge construction• Media in itself does not contain speciﬁc knowledge• Media should not only organise and convey a subject of knowledge How to organise knowledge media without knowing how they will be used?
Knowledge media as toolsKnowledge media as tools for knowledge construction• Tools for mediation• Tools for reﬂection• Tools for construction• Tools for social interationKnowledge media should support a variety of activities and contexts:• Open-ended• Personalised
Potentials of the internetPublication and broadcastingNarrowcasting and selectionDialogue and collaborationSynchronous and asynchronous communicationParticipation in networksTransparencySharing informationCoupling of people and information
Knowledge media across contexts and beyond institutionsKnowledge media can support:• Personal contexts - personal proﬁle and usage• Physical contexts - physical location• Social contexts - social relations and networks
ConclusionThe internet as knowledge media• Personalisation and open-ended materials• Sharing beyond physical contexts• Involving users in the organisation of materials => beyond institutional borders
CUDIMCenter for Teaching Development and Digital Media Christian Dalsgaard firstname.lastname@example.org Aarhus University