Using information from word clouds to generate and create knowledge in assessments

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Conducting research online to find resources for assessment tasks is a common everyday activity for students at most education levels and settings. When the students access study material via the Internet and without the presence of an instructor, especially in distance education settings, then students can face difficulties in understanding the complete purpose of an assessment. Such difficulties can lead to poor information search practices resulting in a poor knowledge gain, which may in turn lead to poor information synthesis and poor knowledge creation. This study focuses on the use of information tool by novice and experienced university students to gain and create knowledge for their assessment tasks. An intervention in the form of a learning tool was introduced to create a visual and textual support scaffolding for the students, and thus provide them with some relevant learning cues to improve knowledge creation and their engagement with online assessments tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Knowledge Management
PublisherUniversity of North Texas Libraries
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 09 Nov 2018
EventICKM 2018: 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management - Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 09 Nov 201810 Nov 2018 (Conference website) (conference program)


ConferenceICKM 2018
Abbreviated titleA Profession and Discipline of Action
OtherThe 14th annual International Conference on Knowledge Management seeks research and practice into work with knowledge that sparks action, decision making, change, etc. It will mark an important moment for reflection and advancement in the field.

ICKM provides academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, Information Professionals, and users from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management.
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