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Articles of Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2015

[-]The core features of CSCL: Social situation, collaborative knowledge processes and their design

Authors: Ulrike Cress, Gerry Stahl, Sten Ludvigsen, Nancy Law

Introduction: The four articles presented in this issue cover a broad spectrum of topics: the hierarchy of learners, different forms of awareness, group composition and classroom orchestration. The learning ...  [full article]

Citation: Cress, U., Stahl, G., Ludvigsen, S., & Law, N. (2015) The core features of CSCL: Social situation, collaborative knowledge processes and their design. ijcscl 10 (2), pp. 109-116

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-015-9214-2

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[-]The impact of hierarchical positions on communities of learning

Authors: Martin Rehm, Wim Gijselaers, Mien Segers

Abstract: Communities of Learning (CoL) are an innovative methodological tool to stimulate knowledge creation and diffusion within organizations. However, past research has largely overlooked how ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Communities of learning, Content analysis, Hierarchical positions, Learning in organizations

Citation: Rehm, M., Gijselaers, W., & Segers, M. (2015) The impact of hierarchical positions on communities of learning. ijcscl 10 (2), pp. 117-138

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-014-9205-8

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF rehm_gijselaers_segers_10_2.pdf

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[-]Peer interaction and social network analysis of online communities with the support of awareness of different contexts

Authors: Jian-Wei Lin, Li-Jung Mai, Yung-Cheng Lai

Abstract: Although several studies related to social-context awareness (SA) and knowledge-context awareness (KA) argued that each (SA or KA) can individually enhance peer interaction in an online learning ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Computer-mediated communication, Learning communities, Evaluation of CAL systems

Citation: Lin, J.-W., Mai, L.-J., & Lai, Y.-C. (2015) Peer interaction and social network analysis of online communities with the support of awareness of different contexts. ijcscl 10 (2), pp. 139-159

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-015-9212-4

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF lin_mai_lai_10_2.pdf

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[-]Fixed group and opportunistic collaboration in a CSCL environment

Authors: Tuya Siqin, Jan van Aalst, Samuel Kai Wah Chu

Abstract: This study investigated synchronous discourses involving student collaboration in fixed groups during an introductory research methods course’s first 8-week phase, and opportunistic collaboration ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Online discourse, Opportunistic collaboration, Fixed groups

Citation: Siqin, T., van Aalst, J., & Chu, S. K. W. (2015) Fixed group and opportunistic collaboration in a CSCL environment. ijcscl 10 (2), pp. 161-181

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-014-9206-7

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF siqin_janvanaalst_chu_10_2.pdf

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[-]An integrated way of using a tangible user interface in a classroom

Authors: Sébastien Cuendet, Jessica Dehler-Zufferey, Giulia Ortoleva, Pierre Dillenbourg

Abstract: Despite many years of research in CSCL, computers are still scarcely used in classrooms today. One reason for this is that the constraints of the classroom environment are neglected by designers. In ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Tangible user interfaces, Classroom orchestration, Scripting, SWISH, Vocational training, Carpenters, Spatial skills

Citation: Cuendet, S., Dehler-Zufferey, J., Ortoleva, G., & Dillenbourg, P (2015) An integrated way of using a tangible user interface in a classroom. ijcscl 10 (2), pp. 183-208

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-015-9213-3

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