Serendipitous Learning and Interdisciplinarity (Poster)

Rocky Sitman, Arnon Hershkovitz, Guy Bresler, Maya Ben-Amotz

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We sought to explore the potential of serendipitous learning and perception of knowledge structure in a game-based setting by analyzing the log files of the NaraView game. NaraView is a social game that connects Wikipedia definitions and hypertext thus turning databases into playgrounds. Players have to get from one Wikipedia page (the origin) to another (the destination), only by clicking "wikilinks" (internal Wikipedia links) on the pages encountered. We find that the distance between the origin and the destination is negatively correlated with the level of variety of paths in the game. That is, more opportunities for serendipitous learning and exploring the perception of knowledge structure are enabled when discussing two concepts that are relatively distant from each other. (מתוך המאמר‎)
Translated title of the contributionלמידה אקראית ובינתחומיות
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationהאדם הלומד בעידן הטכנולוגי: כנס צ'ייס למחקרי טכנולוגיות למידה (קובץ)
Pages12 (2017), 90E-91E
Number of pages80
StatePublished - 2017

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Knowledge and learning
  • Learning
  • Wikipedia

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