Academic networks and knowledge construction Academic Article in Scopus uri icon

Abstract

  • The main purpose of the article consists of analyzing the role of networks through studies and cases, where technologies have demonstrated to be an important tool as a way to enhance educational research. It is discussed that when people work collaboratively to achieve a goal, it is possible to foster individuals' strengths, accomplish the research proposed objectives and transfer goals to other directions. The analysis was mainly focused on technology based networks in Latin-American countries. We discuss the effectiveness of networks for knowledge generation, as well as the challenges to enhance collaborative work through networks as a mean to contribute to institutions' social capital growth.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2012