Academic networks and knowledge construction
María Soledad Rámírez Montoya
The main purpose of the article consists of analyzing the role of networks through studies and cases, where technologies have demonstrated to be an important tool as a way to enhance educational research. It is discussed that when people work collaboratively to achieve a goal, it is possible to foster individuals strengths, accomplish the research proposed objectives and transfer goals to other directions. The analysis was mainly focused on technology based networks in Latin-American countries. We discuss the effectiveness of networks for knowledge generation, as well as the challenges to enhance collaborative work through networks as a mean to contribute to institutions social capital growth.
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