Critérios de Reputação em Coletivos Digitais: Estudo de caso na disciplina Criando Comunidades Virtuais de Aprendizagem e de Prática

Translated title of the contribution: Power Relationships in Virtual Communities: A case study of the criteria reputation between collective production at virtual communities of learning and practice and the users' decisions

Research output: Types of ThesisMaster's Thesis

Abstract

Power relationships in the network society: emergence, nomadism and digital collectives. The study deals with the emergence of reputation criteria on a collaborative mediated work - a collective text - written by graduate students of the Graduated Program of Communication Sciences in the School of Arts and Communication from the University of Sao Paulo/ Brazil. The students were taking part in the discipline Building Virtual Learning Communities and Practice which is offered in the graduate program since 2001. Exploratory and longitudinal, this study adopted an ethnographic perspective through quantitative methods (surveys) and qualitative methods testimonies and participant observation. The results showed the emergence of the following reputation criteria: a) student's motivation and involvement in the collaborative work b) the influence of digital literacy c) the influence of contingency factors like profile, charisma, and trust by the other students during the collaborative work.
Translated title of the contributionPower Relationships in Virtual Communities: A case study of the criteria reputation between collective production at virtual communities of learning and practice and the users' decisions
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade de São Paulo
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Passarelli, Brasilina, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2009

Keywords

  • Virtual communities
  • Power relationships
  • Communication sciences
  • Collective productions
  • Learning and practice communities
  • Digital collectives
  • Collective writing

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