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From Castalia to Wikipedia: openness and closure in knowledge communities
Abstract This article explores different forms of oThis article explores different forms of openness and closure in two knowledge communities: the fictional world of Castalia in Hermann Hesse's great work The Glass Bead Game, and the twenty-first-century cyberspatial universe of Wikipedia. These two worlds differ in some important respects, but they also share a number of educationally significant features in common. The authors compare the respective approaches to knowledge, decision-making and social organization in Castalia and Wikipedia. They argue that both can be seen as flawed knowledge communities, from which, nonetheless, much can be learned that is helpful in advancing current discussions of openness as an ideal.rrent discussions of openness as an ideal.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Conclusion This paper has shown that while Wikipedia This paper has shown that while Wikipedia differs from Castalia in some important respects, there are also some surprising similarities. Built on a platform of popular participation, in direct contrast to the elitism of Castalia, Wikipedia nonetheless has its own hierarchy, its own rules, and its own forms of closure.s own rules, and its own forms of closure.
Data source Documents  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Doi 10.2304/elea.2011.8.1.36 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22From%2BCastalia%2Bto%2BWikipedia%3A%2Bopenness%2Band%2Bclosure%2Bin%2Bknowledge%2Bcommunities%22  +
Has author Peter Roberts + , Michael E. Peters +
Has domain Knowledge management +
Has topic Culture and values of Wikipedia +
Issue 1  +
Pages 36-46  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in E-Learning and Digital Media +
Research design Case study  +
Research questions This paper addresses the themes of openness and closure in Hesse’s novel by way of a comparison with a contemporary cyberspatial knowledge community: the world of Wikipedia.
Revid 11,221  +
Theory type Analysis  +
Title From Castalia to Wikipedia: openness and closure in knowledge communities
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/10092/7374/1/12629360_From%20Castalia%20to%20Wikipedia.pdf  +
Volume 8  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language Not specified  +
Wikipedia page type Policy  +
Year 2011  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 1 August 2013 17:35:40  +
Categories Culture and values of Wikipedia  + , Knowledge management  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 March 2014 13:18:32  +
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