Finally, our JCAL article on the research and design approach of MATURE has been published here. We report here on our iterative and agile approach to a four years large-scale research project, which is grounded on design-based research. The approach follows a similar route as the ontology-centered design process used in SOPRANO with a strong shared artefact as a boundary object between the various parties and activities, but constitutes a major advancement based on the experiences gathered with using the knowledge maturing model as a conceptual anchor. It also shows that mixed method research approaches that combine empirical research with design activities are particularly relevant for the field of technology enhanced learning and informal learning at the workplace.
Designing social media for informal learning and knowledge maturing in the digital workplace
by: Andrew Ravenscroft, Andreas Schmidt, John Cook, and Claire Bradley
In: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Vol. 28, Nr. 3 (June 2012) , p. 235-249.
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