Knowledge conversion in massive peers : A preliminary study on mutualistic co-presence

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013
PublisherPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Conference

Title17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013)
PlaceKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period18 - 22 June 2013

Abstract

This study aims to investigate massive peers, which is an unique characteristics of Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG), and to empirically explore its role on knowledge conversion driven by different types of motivations from an ecological perspective. A number of researchers had investigated learning behaviors in the MMOG virtual environment, however, theoretical justifications of collaborative learning and helping behaviors among massive peers is still under-researched. To bridge this gap, this study proposes two new constructs of mutualistic co-presence based on the theory of symbiosis in the field of ecology, and integrates with technology-based collaborative learning streams of research to theoretically explore the patterns of knowledge conversion in MMOG. PLS analyses on a preliminary data of 87 MMOG participants show that there are strong correlations between different motivation profiles and knowledge conversions.

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  • Co-presence, Collaborative learning behavior, Knowledge conversion, MMOG, Motivation profile, Mutualism

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Knowledge conversion in massive peers : A preliminary study on mutualistic co-presence. / Kong, Joseph Siu-Lung; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai.

Proceedings - Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2013. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 2013.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review