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Articles of Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2010

[-]Beyond folk theories of CSCL

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Friedrich Hesse

Introduction: Regardless of whether particular stakeholders are interested in individual learning outcomes or in the knowledge-building accomplishments of teams, the power of collaborative learning emanates from ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. & Hesse, F. (2010) Beyond folk theories of CSCL. ijcscl 5 (4), pp.

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9098-0

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[-]Can the interactive whiteboard support young children's collaborative communication and thinking in classroom science activities?

Authors: Ruth Kershner, Neil Mercer, Paul Warwick, Judith Kleine Staarman

Abstract: Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) have been widely introduced to English primary schools (5–11 years) in the last decade and this has generated much research interest. In the past, research has ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative groupwork, Classroom communication, Collective thinking, Interactive whiteboard, Primary/elementary education, Science learning, Teacher development

Citation: Kershner, R., Mercer, N., Warwick, P., & Staarman, J. K. (2010) Can the interactive whiteboard support young children's collaborative communication and thinking in classroom science activities?. ijcscl 5 (4), pp.

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9096-2

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[-]Sharing and cultivating tacit knowledge in an online learning environment

Authors: Meng Yew Tee, Dennis Karney

Abstract: Research on knowledge cultivation often focuses on explicit forms of knowledge. However, knowledge can also take a tacit form—a form that is often difficult or impossible to tease out, even when it ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Tacit knowledge, Knowledge construction, Learning environment, Socialization, Externalization, Combination, Internalization

Citation: Tee, M. Y. & Karney, D. (2010) Sharing and cultivating tacit knowledge in an online learning environment. ijcscl 5 (4), pp.

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9095-3

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[-]Using activity theory to understand intergenerational play: The case of family quest

Authors: Sinem Siyahhan, Sasha A. Barab, Michael P. Downton

Abstract: We implemented a five-week family program called Family Quest where parents and children ages 9 to 13 played Quest Atlantis, a multiuser 3D educational computer game, at a local after-school club for ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative problem solving, Informal learning environments, Intergenerational play, Parent-child interaction, Video games

Citation: Siyahhan, S., Barab, S. A., & Downton, M. P. (2010) Using activity theory to understand intergenerational play: The case of family quest. ijcscl 5 (4), pp.

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9097-1

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[-]The collaborative construction of chronotopes during computer-supported collaborative professional tasks

Authors: Maria Beatrice Ligorio, Giuseppe Ritella

Abstract: In this paper, we use the concept of chronotope to analyse the co-construction of spatial and temporal frameworks during collaborative interaction. A chronotope is a genre of movement or pacing in ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Chronotope, Heterotopia, Teachers, Video analysis, Socio-constructivism, Bakhtin, Software supporting face-to-face interaction

Citation: Ligorio, M. B. & Ritella, G. (2010) The collaborative construction of chronotopes during computer-supported collaborative professional tasks. ijcscl 5 (4), pp.

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9094-4

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