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Articles of Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2011

[-]Tweets from #cscl2011

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Friedrich W. Hesse, Nancy Law

Introduction: Word of the CSCL 2011 conference in Hong Kong spread around the world instantaneously, thanks to computer support of this intensive community collaborative learning effort. Tweets, blogs, Facebook ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G., Hesse, F. W., & Law, N. (2011) Tweets from #cscl2011. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 323-327

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9128-6

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[-]Student use of Facebook for organizing collaborative classroom activities

Authors: Cliff Lampe, Donghee Yvette Wohn, Jessica Vitak, Nicole B. Ellison, Rick Wash

Abstract: Social network sites such as Facebook are often conceived of as purely social spaces; however, as these sites have evolved, so have the ways in which students are using them. In this study, we ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Bricolage, Classroom, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Facebook, Sensemaking, Social network sites

Citation: Lampe, C., Wohn, D. Y., Vitak, J., Ellison, N. B., & Wash, R. (2011) Student use of Facebook for organizing collaborative classroom activities. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 329-347

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9115-y

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF lampe_wohn_vitak_ellison_wash_6_3.pdf

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[-]Identity presence and knowledge building: Joint emergence in online learning environments?

Authors: Fengfeng Ke, Alicia F. Chávez, Pei-Ni L. Causarano, Antonio Causarano

Abstract: This study examined the presence of identity in diverse online courses and explored how presence of identity correlated with content and students’ participation in online discussion and hence ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Identity presence, Online knowledge building, Online discourse analysis

Citation: Fe, F., Chavez, A. F., Causarano, P.-N. L., & Causarano, A. (2011) Identity presence and knowledge building: Joint emergence in online learning environments?. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 349-370

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9114-z

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF ke_chavez_causarano_causarano_6_3.pdf

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[-]Agent-based dynamic support for learning from collaborative brainstorming in scientific inquiry

Authors: Hao-Chuan Wang, Carolyn P. Rosé, Chun-Yen Chang

Abstract: This paper seeks to contribute new insight to the process of learning during idea generation (i.e., brainstorming) by proposing and evaluating two alternative operationalizations for learning, which ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative idea generation, Collaborative process analysis, Dynamic collaboration support

Citation: Wang, H.-C., Rose, C. P., & Chang, C.-Y. (2011) Agent-based dynamic support for learning from collaborative brainstorming in scientific inquiry. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 371-395

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9124-x

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF wang_rose_chang_6_3.pdf

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[-]Scaffolding collaborative technical writing with procedural facilitation and synchronous discussion

Authors: Shiou-Wen Yeh, Jia-Jiunn Lo, Jeng-Jia Huang

Abstract: With the advent of computer technology, researchers and instructors are attempting to devise computer support for effective collaborative technical writing. In this study, a computer-supported ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative technical writing, Process writing, Synchronous online discussions, Computer-supported writing

Citation: Yeh, S.-W., Lo, J.-J., & Huang, J.-J. (2011) Scaffolding collaborative technical writing with procedural facilitation and synchronous discussion. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 397-419

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9117-9

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[-]Are two heads always better than one? Differential effects of collaboration on students’ computer-supported learning in mathematics

Authors: Nikol Rummel, Dejana Mullins, Hans Spada

Abstract: While some studies found positive effects of collaboration on student learning in mathematics, others found none or even negative effects. This study evaluates whether the varying impact of ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Computer-supported collaborative learning, Learning in mathematics, Procedural and conceptual knowledge acquisition, Tutored problem-solving

Citation: Mullins, D., Rummel, N., & Spada, H. (2011) Are two heads always better than one? Differential effects of collaboration on students’ computer-supported learning in mathematics. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 421-443

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9122-z

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[-]Analyzing temporal patterns of knowledge construction in a role-based online discussion

Authors: Alyssa Friend Wise, Ming Ming Chiu

Abstract: This paper introduces an approach to analyzing temporal patterns of knowledge construction (KC) in online discussions, including consequences of role assignments. The paper illustrates the power of ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Quantitative analysis of CSCL, Temporal analysis, Multilevel modeling, Content analysis, Computer mediated communication, Asynchronous discussion groups, Scripting, Role taking

Citation: Wise, A. F. & Chiu, M. M. (2011) Analyzing temporal patterns of knowledge construction in a role-based online discussion. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 445-470

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9120-1

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[-]The impact of scripted roles on online collaborative learning processes

Author: Francesca Pozzi

Abstract: This paper illustrates the experience gained within an online course, where a collaborative technique, namely Role Play, was used within an asynchronous text-based environment to trigger ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: CSCL, Collaborative technique, Role play, Scripted roles, Evaluation

Citation: Pozzi, F. (2011) The impact of scripted roles on online collaborative learning processes. ijcscl 6 (3), pp. 471-484

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-011-9108-x

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