Panayiotis Zaphiris

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Panayiotis Zaphiris is an author.

Publications

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
A case study analysis of a constructionist knowledge building community with activity theory Activity theory
Constructionism
Game community
Knowledge building
Wiki
Behaviour and Information Technology English 2011 This article investigates how activity theory can help research a constructionist community. We present a constructionist activity model called CONstructionism Through ACtivity Theory (CONTACT) model and explain how it can be used to analyse the constructionist activity in knowledge building communities. We then illustrate the model through its application to analysing the Wiki-supported community associated with a computer game. Our analysis focuses mainly on two perspectives: individual and collective actions, as well as individual and collective mediations. Experiences and challenges from the analysis are reported to demonstrate how CONTACT is helpful in analysing such communities. 0 0
Cultural Differences in Collaborative Authoring of Wikipedia Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication English 2006 This article explores the relationship between national culture and computer-mediated communication (CMC) in Wikipedia. The articles on the topic game from the French, German, Japanese, and Dutch Wikipedia websites were studied using content analysis methods. Correlations were investigated between patterns of contributions and the four dimensions of cultural influences proposed by Hofstede (Power Distance, Collectivism versus Individualism, Femininity versus Masculinity, and Uncertainty Avoidance). The analysis revealed cultural differences in the style of contributions across the cultures investigated, some of which are correlated with the dimensions identified by Hofstede. These findings suggest that cultural differences that are observed in the physical world also exist in the virtual world. 0 2