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Articles of Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2007

[-]CSCL and its flash themes

Author: Gerry Stahl

Introduction: Imagine a group of our prehistoric ancestors sitting around the tribal fire sharing their narratives and perspectives on the world. Cautiously, a youthful utterance emerges from beneath the adult ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. (2007) CSCL and its flash themes. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9029-x

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[-]Using activity-oriented design methods to study collaborative knowledge-building in e-learning courses within higher education

Authors: Christine Greenhow, Brad Belbas

Abstract: Trends in higher education have contributed to the need for more coordination and collaboration among different constituencies involved in instructional design and delivery. As researchers and ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Activity theory, Collaboration, Course development, E-learning, Higher education, Qualitative methods

Citation: Greenhow, C. & Belbas, B. (2007) Using activity-oriented design methods to study collaborative knowledge-building in e-learning courses within higher education. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9023-3

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF greenhow_belbas_2_4.pdf

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[-]Future technology workshop: A collaborative method for the design of new learning technologies and activities

Authors: Giasemi N. Vavoula, Mike Sharples

Abstract: We describe the future technology workshop (FTW), a method whereby people with everyday knowledge or experience in a specific area of technology use (such as using digital cameras) envision and ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Activity, Collaborative design, Envisioning, Role-play, Scenarios

Citation: Vavoula, G. N. & Sharples, M. (2007) Future technology workshop: A collaborative method for the design of new learning technologies and activities. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9026-0

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[-]Facilitating argumentative knowledge construction with computer-supported collaboration scripts

Authors: Karsten Stegmann, Armin Weinberger, Frank Fischer

Abstract: Online discussions provide opportunities for learners to engage in argumentative debate, but learners rarely formulate well-grounded arguments or benefit individually from participating in online ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Computer-supported collaboration scripts, Argumentative knowledge construction, Online discussion

Citation: Stegmann, K., Weinberger, A. & Fischer, F. (2007) Facilitating argumentative knowledge construction with computer-supported collaboration scripts. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9026-0

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[-]The role of floor control and of ontology in argumentative activities with discussion-based tools

Authors: Baruch B. Schwarz, Amnon Glassner

Abstract: Argumentative activity has been found beneficial for construction of knowledge and evaluation of information in some conditions. Many theorists in CSCL and some empiricists have suggested that ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Argumentation, Knowledge construction, E-discussions and learning

Citation: Schwarz, B. B. & Glassner, A. (2007) The role of floor control and of ontology in argumentative activities with discussion-based tools. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9024-2

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[-]Putting the pieces together: Online argumentation vee diagrams enhance thinking during discussions

Authors: E. Michael Nussbaum, Denise L. Winsor, Yvette M. Aqui, Anne M. Poliquin

Abstract: We examine the effect of online Argumentation Vee Diagrams (AVDs) on the quality of students’ argumentation during asynchronous, online discussions. With AVDs, students develop arguments on both ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Argument, Argumentation, Computer-mediated communication, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Cooperative learning, Critical thinking, Discussion groups, Group discussion, Internet, Web-based instruction

Citation: Nussbaum, E. M., Winsor, D. L., Aqui, Y. M. & Poliquin, A. M. (2007) Putting the pieces together: Online argumentation vee diagrams enhance thinking during discussions. ijcscl 2 (4)

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-007-9025-1

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