Construction of a literature map on collaborative virtual white boards

Cinthya Lady Butron Revilla

National University of San Agustín, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Peru.

Edith Gabriela Manchego Huaquipaco

National University of San Agustín, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Peru.

Diana Lizeth Prado Arenas

National University of San Agustín, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Peru.

Alexandra Milagros Perez Ramirez

Catholic University of Santa Maria, Faculty of Architecture and Civil an Environmental Engineering, Peru.


Keywords: Collaborative virtual whiteboards, Creswell, Critical thinking, Scientific knowledge, Literature maps, Research methodology.


The aim of higher education is to make the student the protagonist of their learning. In this context, the researchers must create appropriate scenarios that enable students to explore and develop critical thinking both independently and cooperatively while making use of information technology.   This paper presents a model of pedagogical practice in the subject of Introduction to Research Methodology (IRM) based on the construction of literature maps applying John W. Creswell's research design theory through the use of virtual whiteboards. 120 students from the seventh cycle of the study plan of the School of Architecture of the National University of San Agustín participated. As a result, the model used in this paper enabled students to collect and organize the data necessary to formulate their research and develop critical thinking based on scientific knowledge. In this  process, it was possible to reflect on the importance of emphasizing the development of critical and creative thinking skills in order to create literary maps that contribute to the comprehensive education of students. It should be noted that students are obliged to be protagonists in the construction of their knowledge especially in subjects that develop competencies related to scientific research.


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