Author: Huang-Yao Hong
This paper examined the notion of community knowledge and its relationships with idea improvement, and proposed a way of using key terms to access and assess ideas for sustained knowledge building. A dynamic model of idea-centered knowledge building was elaborated to provide a rationale for the proposed assessment approach, and a semantic tool designed in Knowledge Forum—a computer-supported collaborative knowledge building environment—was introduced to illustrate possible ways of using key terms for assessing ideas and community knowledge. Possibilities and limitations of key-term use for sustained community knowledge building were discussed.
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