Mapping connections in online learning communities: architectural knowledge creation in the ‘connectivist’ paradigm

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This paper contributes to the understanding of social learning in architectural education through the examination of online collaborative practices and the connectivist paradigm in particular. Urban research conducted by NTUA educators and PhD students was used to create the body of content for a postgraduate course that ran for two consecutive years. The course format was hybrid; beside the traditional in-class meetings, an online platform was used to share content and exchange information between teachers and students. Students also were requested to establish their personal blogs. Their interactivity was monitored and evaluated in regard to their submitted projects and their overall performance. The way individual learners appropriated the information and the way they collaborated in a learning community with shared goals opens up to another form of knowledge creation and sharing between individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Changing Cities: Spatial, Design, Landscape and Socio-economic Dimensions - Syros, Syros, Greece
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


Conference3rd International Conference on Changing Cities


  • learning community
  • interactivity
  • analytics
  • data contextualization
  • connectivity
  • learning patterns


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