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Articles of Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2009

[-]Paradigms of shared knowledge

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Friedrich Hesse

Introduction: Collaborative learning is all about sharing knowledge. Without a shared base of knowledge (common ground), discourse itself is impossible, let alone collaborative interaction. Collaborators must ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. & Hesse, F. (2009) Paradigms of shared knowledge. ijcscl 4 (4), pp. 365-369

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-009-9075-7

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF stahl_hesse_4_4.pdf

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[-]Wikis to support the “collaborative” part of collaborative learning

Authors: Johann Ari Larusson, Richard Alterman

Abstract: Prior research has highlighted the value of using wikis to support learning. This paper makes the case that the wiki has several properties that are particularly amenable for constructing ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Wikis, Asynchronous non-collocated collaborative learning, Coordination

Citation: Larusson, J. A. & Alterman, R. (2009) Wikis to support the “collaborative” part of collaborative learning. ijcscl 4 (4), pp. 371-402

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-009-9076-6

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF larusson_alterman_4_4.pdf

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[-]Earth science learning in SMALLab: A design experiment for mixed reality

Authors: David Birchfield, Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz

Abstract: Conversational technologies such as email, chat rooms, and blogs have made the transition from novel communication technologies to powerful tools for learning. Currently virtual worlds are undergoing ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: K-12 learning, Mixed reality, Collaboration, Teaching experiment, Social computing, Human-computer interaction, Science learning

Citation: Birchfield, D. & Megowan-Romanowicz, C. (2009) Earth science learning in SMALLab: A design experiment for mixed reality. ijcscl 4 (4), pp. 403-421

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-009-9074-8

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF birchfield_megowan-romanowicz_4_4.pdf

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[-]Contrasting the use of tools for presentation and critique: Some cases from architectural education

Authors: Gustav Lymer, Jonas Ivarsson, Oskar Lindwall

Abstract: This study investigates video recordings of design reviews in architectural education, focusing on how presentations and discussions of designs are contingent on the specific tools employed. In the ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Architectural education, Design reviews, Ethnomethodology, Video analysis, Presentation practice and technology

Citation: Lymer, G., Ivarsson, J., & Lindwall, O. (2009) Contrasting the use of tools for presentation and critique: Some cases from architectural education. ijcscl 4 (4), pp. 423-444

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-009-9073-9

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF lymer_ivarsson_lindwall_4_4.pdf

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[-]An ontology engineering approach to the realization of theory-driven group formation

Authors: Seiji Isotani, Akiko Inaba, Mitsuru Ikeda, Riichiro Mizoguchi

Abstract: One of the main difficulties during the design of collaborative learning activities is adequate group formation. In any type of collaboration, group formation plays a critical role in the learners’ ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Group formation, Ontological engineering, Collaborative learning design

Citation: Isotani, S., Inaba, A., Ikeda, M., & Mizoguchi, R. (2009) An ontology engineering approach to the realization of theory-driven group formation. ijcscl 4 (4), pp. 445-478

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-009-9072-x

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF isotani_inaba_ikeda_mizoguchi_4_4.pdf

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