DOI: 10.5176/978-981-08-7466-7_itcse-37

Authors: Danny Chiang Choon Poo, Hsiang Hui Lek and Naresh Kumar Agarwa


In this paper, we recognize that every individual has something to share and contribute, whether it is factual knowledge or experiential knowledge and present a platform called Knowledge Community (K-Comm) which provides a higher level of engagement for student learning on the web. By having such a platform, we attempt to capture an individual’s knowledge and tap onto the full potential of individuals. Since everyone has something to contribute, this community effort where users help one another formalizes collective intelligence. This Knowledge Community platform is a knowledge-based social network which allows users to contribute and seek information. Users can ask questions or answer questions asked by other members. The platform is built around the philosophy that each individual is an expert in their own area and has the potential to share and contribute. Unlike other social networks, K-Commdoes not distract. It encourages knowledge sharing and contribution and promotes collaborative learning.

Keywords: Knowledge Community, knowledge sharing, knowledge, collaborative learning, closed community

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