Sapo Campus Schools as a Disruptive Innovation Tool: Could it be the Educational Ba?

Fátima Pais, Carlos Santos, Luis Pedro

Abstract


Sapo Campus, a project developed by the University of Aveiro, SAPO and TMN within the labs.sapo.pt/ua program, is a web 2.0 service plat- form specifically designed for Higher Education. Some time after implementing SAPO Campus at the University of Aveiro, the team responsible for the project accepted the challenge of adapting it to educational settings beyond Higher Ed- ucation institutions. The institutional adoption of the Sapo Campus Schools (SCS) platform, in which openness, sharing, integration, innovation and person- alization converge, will prompt changes in the school setting, not only in the way people relate to one another, but also in the teaching and learning process. Considering the epistemological principles that underlie the use of technology in the teaching and learning process is as important as it is necessary. In this set- ting, two equally relevant issues related to the adoption of SCS emerge: tech- nology and knowledge. As a result, it becomes necessary to study how knowledge is generated within SCS, from individual, collective and organiza- tional perspectives. If, sensus lato, one can assume an immediate change for schools joining the SCS platform, one cannot infer that the impacts it generates are indeed innovation. Based on these propositions, this paper aims at 1nalyzing SCS, identifying the elements that aspire to reach the knowledge creation Ba, and provide a way to a disruptive innovation. 


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