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Articles of Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2009

[-]Yes we can!

Author: Gerry Stahl

Introduction: As we begin to publish volume 4 of ijCSCL, the world has changed and the opportunities for CSCL have been transformed along with it. I am writing this introduction to our new journal volume in early ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. (2009) Yes we can!. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 1-4

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9055-3

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[-]The pedagogical challenges to collaborative technologies

Author: Diana Laurillard

Abstract: Collaborative technologies offer a range of new ways of supporting learning by enabling learners to share and exchange both ideas and their own digital products. This paper considers how best to ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Learning theory, Collaborative learning, Pedagogy, Conversational Framework, Constructionism

Citation: Laurillard, D. (2009) The pedagogical challenges to collaborative technologies. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 5-20

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9056-2

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[-]Productive failure in CSCL groups

Authors: Manu Kapur, Charles K. Kinzer

Abstract: This study was designed as a confirmatory study of work on productive failure (Kapur, Cognition and Instruction, 26(3), 379–424, 2008). N = 177, 11th-grade science students were randomly assigned ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Ill-structured problem solving, Well-structured problem solving, Synchronous collaboration, Problem-solving failure

Citation: Kapur, M. & Kinzer, C. K. (2009) Productive failure in CSCL groups. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 21-46

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9059-z

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[-]A connective ethnography of peer knowledge sharing and diffusion in a tween virtual world

Authors: Deborarh A. Fields, Yasmin B. Kafai

Abstract: Prior studies have shown how knowledge diffusion occurs in classrooms and structured small groups around assigned tasks yet have not begun to account for widespread knowledge sharing in more native, ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Virtual worlds, Knowledge sharing, Knowledge diffusion, Connective ethnography, Peer pedagogy

Citation: Fields, D. A. & Kafai, Y. B. (2009) A connective ethnography of peer knowledge sharing and diffusion in a tween virtual world. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 47-68

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9057-1

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[-]Learning to collaborate while being scripted or by observing a model

Authors: Nikol Rummel, Hans Spada, Sabine Hauser

Abstract: In an earlier study, we had tested if observing a collaboration model, or alternatively, following a collaboration script could improve students’ subsequent collaboration in a computer-mediated ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Computer-mediated collaboration, Collaboration script, Elaboration support, Observational learning, Worked-out collaboration example

Citation: Rummel, N., Spada, H. & Hauser, S. (2009) Learning to collaborate while being scripted or by observing a model. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 69-92

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9054-4

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[-]The power of natural frameworks: Technology and the question of agency in CSCL settings

Author: Annika Lantz-Andersson

Abstract: Students frame activities in school in specific ways which are fundamental for their learning and problem solving. The introduction of digital technology and multimedia applications leads to ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Meaning making, Word problems, Problem solving, Digital tools, Multimedia tool, Framing, Frameworks, Agency

Citation: Lantz-Andersson, A. (2009) The power of natural frameworks: Technology and the question of agency in CSCL settings. ijcscl 4 (1), pp. 93-107

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-008-9058-0

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