Knowledge Representation in an Educational Material Co-Creation Process

Keywords: Knowledge representation, co-creation process, semantic network, personal learning environment, knowledge management


The use of co-creation in this study aims to support the generation of educational material by High Ability students with the participation of teachers and students’ parents. During the development of the co-creation process, students’ characteristics such as personality, interests, needs and abilities must be considered and established so that the co‑created educational material is interesting to them. The creation of educational material for students tends to neglect them and their inputs; therefore, the resulting generic materials may not support all students’ learning processes. In addition, High Ability students, because of their characteristics, are susceptible to losing interest in the use of educational materials. Hence, they should be involved in the creation of those materials and manage knowledge that adds value to this creation process. In this study, a Knowledge Management System was designed and implemented so that all participants had access to the knowledge generated during the co-creation process. Said system also contained a module to represent the knowledge of participants in the co-creation process. The Design Science methodology was adopted in this study because it allows the design of the system from a theoretical and environmental perspective; therefore, once the theory and the environment of the system have been identified, the system can be designed and validated. The design of this system was validated identifying participants’ perception of it. The validation showed that the representation of participants’ knowledge allows them to keep in mind students’ characteristics, the relationship of these characteristics with the topic selected for the co-creation process, the relationship with the activities that are carried out, and the relationship with the inputs (contributions, arguments, and ideas).

Author Biographies

Juan P. Meneses-Ortegón*, Universidad de Girona (UdG), España

MSc. en Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación. Instituto de Informática y Aplicaciones (IIiA), Universidad de Girona (UdG), Girona-España,

Teodor Jové, Universidad de Girona (UdG), España

PhD en Ingeniería, Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores, Instituto de Informática y Aplicaciones (IIiA), Universidad de Girona (UdG), Girona-España,

Joan Puiggalí , Universidad de Girona (UdG), España

PhD. en Informática, Universitat de Girona (UdG), Instituto de Informática y Aplicaciones (IIiA), Universidad de Girona (UdG), Girona-España,

Ramón Fabregat, Universidad de Girona (UdG), España

PhD. en Ingeniería Informática, Instituto de Informática y Aplicaciones (IIiA), Universidad de Girona (UdG), Girona-España,


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How to Cite
J. P. Meneses Ortegón, T. Jové, J. Puiggalí, and R. Fabregat, “Knowledge Representation in an Educational Material Co-Creation Process”, TecnoL., vol. 23, no. 47, pp. 159-177, Jan. 2020.


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