Micro-Collaborations in Piazza

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Abstract

Social question answering (SQA) services are social media applications rich in micro-collaborations where users ask, answer and rate content interactively. Information Systems (IS) research paid considerable attention to applications like SQA services that revolutionize business practices. However, very little research focus on how SQA services influence education in IS discipline. The study examined knowledge, cognitive process and social dimensions in micro-collaborations. The study maps the dimensions of collaborative learning to the four IS skills thus emphasizing the skills gained by IS professionals while using SQA services in IS courses. This study thus demonstrates to the IS community that by using a SQA in an IS course, the students acquire skills required for IS profession such as collaboration, negotiation, communication, analytical and critical thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of AIS Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy for Information Management
EditorsRiana A. Steyn, Sumarie Roodt, Andrew Urbaczewski, Jan Seruga, Craig Tyran
Place of PublicationOnline
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAIS Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy for Information Management - (AIS SIGED: IAIM) - Milan, Milan, Italy
Duration: 13 Dec 201315 Dec 2013

Conference

ConferenceAIS Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy for Information Management - (AIS SIGED: IAIM)
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period13/12/1315/12/13

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    JOHN, B. (2013). Micro-Collaborations in Piazza. In R. A. Steyn, S. Roodt, A. Urbaczewski, J. Seruga, & C. Tyran (Eds.), Proceedings of AIS Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy for Information Management (pp. 1-13). Association for Information Systems.