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Articles of Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2016

[-]Collaboration scripts and scaffolding

Authors: Sten Ludvigsen, Ulrike Cress, Nancy Law, Carolyn P. Rosé, Gerry Stahl

Introduction: This issue contains papers from two different genres of CSCL research. First, we have chosen to present two papers that address important issues related to group formation, cognitive group awareness, ...  [full article]

Citation: Ludvigsen, S., Cress, U., Law, N., Rosé, C. P., & Stahl, G. (2016) Collaboration scripts and scaffolding. ijcscl 11 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-016-9247-1

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[-]Improving collaborative learning in the classroom: Text mining based grouping and representing

Authors: Melanie Erkens, Daniel Bodemer, H. Ulrich Hoppe

Abstract: Orchestrating collaborative learning in the classroom involves tasks such as forming learning groups with heterogeneous knowledge and making learners aware of the knowledge differences. However, ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Cognitive group awareness, Collaboration script, Group formation, Text mining, Latent dirichlet allocation, Vector space model

Citation: Erkens, M., Bodemer, D., & Hoppe, H. U. (2016) Improving collaborative learning in the classroom: Text mining based grouping and representing. ijcscl 11 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-016-9243-5

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[-]Toward a classification of discourse patterns in asynchronous online discussions

Authors: Ella L. F. Fu, Jan van Aalst, Carol K. K. Chan

Abstract: The goal of this study was to develop a classification for a range of discourse patterns that occur in text-based asynchronous discussion forums, and that can aid in the distinction of three modes of ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Knowledge building, Discourse analysis, Discourse patterns, Asynchronous discussion forum, Text chat

Citation: Fu, E. L. F., van Aalst, J. & Chan, C. K. K. (2016) Toward a classification of discourse patterns in asynchronous online discussions. ijcscl 11 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-016-9245-3

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[-]What happens when you push the button? Analyzing the functional dynamics of concept development in computer supported science inquiry

Authors: Hans Christian Arnseth, Ingeborg Krange

Abstract: In this article we analyze how the joint cognitive system of teacher and student actions mediated by cultural tools develops sense making of science concepts, and the use of concepts as tools for ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative learning, Digital learning resources, Science learning, CSCL, Functional systems, Multi-representational learning settings

Citation: Arnseth, H. C. & Krange, I. (2016) What happens when you push the button? Analyzing the functional dynamics of concept development in computer supported science inquiry. ijcscl 11 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-016-9244-4

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[-]Conversational agents for academically productive talk: a comparison of directed and undirected agent interventions

Authors: Stergio Tegos, Stavros Demetriadis, Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Armin Weinberger

Abstract: Conversational agents that draw on the framework of academically productive talk (APT) have been lately shown to be effective in helping learners sustain productive forms of peer dialogue in diverse ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Conversational agent, Academically productive talk, Computersupported collaborative learning, Peer dialogue

Citation: Tego, S., Demetriadis, S., Papadopoulos, P. M., & Weinberger, A. (2016) Conversational agents for academically productive talk: a comparison of directed and undirected agent interventions. ijcscl 11 (4)

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