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Exploring co-learning behavior of conference participants with visual network analysis of Twitter data

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1154–1162
Number of pages9
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Issue numberPart B
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Knowledge management has acknowledged organizational learning as a key factor for creating competitive advantage for companies already from early 1990. However, the studies of co-learning in this connection are in their infancy. This article contributes to an emerging field of ‘smart data’ research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct a co-learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore the co-learning behavior in project contexts especially by analyzing and visualizing co-learning behavior from conference participants Twitter data.


  • Learning, Co-learning, Memory aids, Communities of Practice, Social network analysis, Twitter

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