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Articles of Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2007

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[-]Welcome to the future: ijCSCL volume 2

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Friedrich Hesse

Introduction: The start of a second year of ijCSCL marks a significant step forward in the history of the CSCL research field. The journal is not just a venue for academic papers, but a medium of discourse about ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. & Hesse, F. (2007) Welcome to the future: ijCSCL volume 2. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9010-8

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF stahl_hesse_2_1.pdf

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Errata: The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The spelling of Umer Farooq's name was incorrect.

[-]Community-based learning: The core competency of residential, research-based universities

Authors: Gerhard Fischer, Markus Rohde, Volker Wulf

Abstract: Traditionally, universities focus primarily on instructionist teaching. Such an understanding has been criticized from theoretical and practical points of view. We believe that socio-cultural ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Social capital, Social creativity, Community-based learning, Symmetry of ignorance, Distributed intelligence, Courses-as-seeds, Courses in practice (CiP), Undergraduate research apprenticeship program, Transdisciplinary education, Communities of practice (CoPs),

Citation: Fischer, G., Rohde, M. & Wulf, V. (2007) Community-based learning: The core competency of residential, research-based universities. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9009-1

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF fischer_rohde_wulf_2_1.pdf

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[-]Patterns as a paradigm for theory in community-based learning

Authors: John M. Carroll, Umer Farooq

Abstract: Learning about information technology is typically not a first-order goal for community-based volunteer organizations. Nonetheless, information technology is vital to such groups for member ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Community informatics, Community-based learning, Design, Informal learning, Information technology, Organizational informatics, Patterns

Citation: Carroll, J. M. & Farooq, U. (2007) Patterns as a paradigm for theory in community-based learning. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9008-2

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF carroll_farooq_2_1.pdf

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Errata: The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The spelling of Umer Farooq's name was incorrect in the header.

[-]A rating scheme for assessing the quality of computer-supported collaboration processes

Authors: Anne Meier, Hans Spada, Nikol Rummel

Abstract: The analysis of the process of collaboration is a central topic in current CSCL research. However, defining process characteristics relevant for collaboration quality and developing instruments ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Assessment, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Group information processing, Interpersonal relationship, Motivation, Rating scheme, Videoconferencing

Citation: Meier, A., Spada, H. & Rummel, N. (2007) A rating scheme for assessing the quality of computer-supported collaboration processes. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-006-9005-x

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF meier_spada_rummel_2_1.pdf

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[-]Investigating patterns of interaction in networked learning and computer-supported collaborative learning: A role for Social Network Analysis

Authors: Maarten de Laat, Vic Lally, Lasse Lipponen, Robert-Jan Simons

Abstract: The focus of this study is to explore the advances that Social Network Analysis (SNA) can bring, in combination with other methods, when studying Networked Learning/Computer-Supported Collaborative ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Social Network Analysis, Multi-method analysis, Learning, Teaching, Learning communities

Citation: de Laat, M., Lally, V., Lipponen, L. & Simons, R.-J. (2007) Investigating patterns of interaction in networked learning and computer-supported collaborative learning: A role for Social Network Analysis. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9006-4

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF delaat_lally_lipponen_simons_2_1.pdf

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[-]Barriers to online critical discourse

Authors: Liam Rourke, Heather Kanuka

Abstract: This qualitative case study illustrates barriers to informal argumentation and reasoned debate, i.e., critical discourse, in online forums. The case is the computer conference of a 15-week, ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Critical discourse, Higher education, Computer support for collaborative learning

Citation: Rourke, L. & Kanuka, H. (2007) Barriers to online critical discourse. ijcscl 2 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9007-3

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF rourke_kanuka_2_1.pdf

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