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'Does it Make Sense' and 'What Does it Mean'?

Mason, Jon (2014). 'Does it Make Sense' and 'What Does it Mean'?. In: The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2014), Nara, Japan, 30 November - 4 December 2014.

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Author Mason, Jon
Title 'Does it Make Sense' and 'What Does it Mean'?
Conference Name The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2014)
Conference Location Nara, Japan
Conference Dates 30 November - 4 December 2014
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2014 : Constructing New Fundamentals of Computers n Education for the Future
Place of Publication Japan
Publisher ICCE2014 Organizing Committe
Publication Year 2014
ISBN 9784990801410   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 206
End Page 211
Total Pages 6
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This conceptual paper problematizes a distinction between meaning-making and sense-making as activities that support learning. In framing this distinction, various theoretical perspectives on sense-making are introduced from a range of disciplines that have direct implication for the ongoing development of the digital environment designed specifically to support learning. The digital environment is replete with choices that enable communication, information-seeking, knowledge sharing, computation, and learning – all made possible by a diversity of technologies. Semantics have a significant computational role in this environment
and making sense of it, amidst constantly emerging capabilities, represents opportunities for innovation as well as challenges for digital learning. While meaning-making has a pivotal role in knowledge construction in this environment it is argued that sense-making often precedes it, thereby indicating a specific role for sense-making technologies.
Keyword Sense-making
Sense-making technologies
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