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Articles of Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2011

[-]CSCL in Asia

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Friedrich Hesse

Introduction: For the first time since 2000 when the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests started to be administered internationally by the OECD, Mainland China participated in 2009, ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G. & Hesse, F. (2011) CSCL in Asia. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 1-7

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9112-1

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF stahl_hesse_6_1.pdf

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[-]The Singapore experience: Synergy of national policy, classroom practice and design research

Authors: Chee-Kit Looi, Hyo-Jeong So, Yancy Toh, Wenli Chen

Abstract: In recent years there has been a proliferation of research findings on CSCL at the micro and macro levels, but few compelling examples of how CSCL research has impacted actual classroom practices at ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: CSCL practices, CSCL impact, Sustainability and scaling, School-based CSCL, Design-based research

Citation: Looi, C.-K., So, H.-J., Toh, Y., & Chen, W. (2011) The Singapore experience: Synergy of national policy, classroom practice and design research. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 9-37

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9102-8

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF looi_so_toh_chen_6_1.pdf

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[-]Temporality matters: Advancing a method for analyzing problem-solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment

Author: Manu Kapur

Abstract: This paper argues for a need to develop methods for examining temporal patterns in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) groups. It advances one such quantitative method—Lag-sequential ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Temporality, Lag-sequential analysis, Collaborative learning, Temporal methods, Event-based process analysis

Citation: Kapur, M. (2011) Temporality matters: Advancing a method for analyzing problem-solving processes in a computer-supported collaborative environment. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 39-56

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9109-9

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF kapur_6_1.pdf

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[-]Learning the physics of electricity: A qualitative analysis of collaborative processes involved in productive failure

Authors: Suneeta A. Pathak, Beumie Kim, Michael J. Jacobson, Baohui Zhang

Abstract: Earlier quantitative studies in computer-supported collaborative learning identified ‘Productive Failure’ (Kapur, Cognition and Instruction 26(3):379–424, 2008) as a phenomenon in which ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaboration, Electricity, Physics education, Problem solving, Productive failure, Scientific inquiry

Citation: Pathak, S. A., Kim, B., Jacobson, M. J., & Zhang, B. (2011) Learning the physics of electricity: A qualitative analysis of collaborative processes involved in productive failure. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 57-73

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9099-z

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF pathak_kim_jacobson_zhang_6_1.pdf

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[-]Exploring e-learners' perceptions of net-based peer-reviewed English writing

Author: Zi-Gang Ge

Abstract: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a net-based peer review process for improving Chinese adult e-learners’ English writing ability. A class of 36 students participated in this ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Distance education, Peer review, Teaching/learning strategies, Pedagogical issues

Citation: Ge, Z.-G. (2011) Exploring e-learners' perceptions of net-based peer-reviewed English writing. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 75-91

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9103-7

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF ge_6_1.pdf

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[-]The logic of wikis: The possibilities of the Web 2.0 classroom

Authors: Michael Glassman, Min Ju Kang

Abstract: The emergence of Web 2.0 and some of its ascendant tools such as blogs and wikis have the potential to dramatically change education, both in how we conceptualize and operationalize processes and ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Wikis, Web 2.0, Cooperative/collaborative learning, Improving classroom teaching, Interactive learning environment

Citation: Kang, M. J. & Glassman, M. (2011) The logic of wikis: The possibilities of the Web 2.0 classroom. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 93-112

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9107-y

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[-]Perspective taking and synchronous argumentation for learning the day/night cycle

Authors: Baruch B. Schwarz, Yaron Schur, Haim Pensso, Naama Tayer

Abstract: Changing practices in schools is a very complex endeavor. This paper is about new practices we prompted to foster collaboration and critical reasoning in science classrooms: the presentation of ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Argumentation, Inquiry based learning, Conceptual learning, CSCA tools, Expansive learning

Citation: Schwarz, B. B., Schur, Y, Pensso, H., & Tayer, N. (2011) Perspective taking and synchronous argumentation for learning the day/night cycle. ijcscl 6 (1), pp. 113-138

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-010-9100-x

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