Infrastructuring for Knowledge Building: Advancing a framework for sustained innovation

Shiri Kashi, Yotam Hod, Alwyn Vwen Yen Lee, Guangji Yuan, Etan Cohene, Katerine Bielaczyc, Bodong Chen, Jianwei Zhang

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Despite the wide implementations and extensive research base that has developed on knowledge building communities, continued efforts are required to address the challenges of implementing innovations in diverse contexts as well as sustaining them over time. In this paper, we draw on the idea of infrastructuring as an emergent, multilevel approach that can shed new light on ways to do this. After defining the notion of infrastructuring and showing its unique potential to sustain knowledge building, we examine three cases of infrastructuring within the context of efforts to grow knowledge building innovations in existing educational ecologies. This paper offers some new insights into how infrastructuring can be conceptualized to expand and sustain knowledge building innovations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-156
Number of pages18
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023

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  • Emergent
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructuring
  • Knowledge Building
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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