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Articles of Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2014

[-]Analyzing the multidimensional construction of knowledge in diverse contexts

Authors: Gerry Stahl, Ulrike Cress, Nancy Law, Sten Ludvigsen

Introduction: This year’s International Conference of the Learning Sciences will feature the theme of “practices encompassing the range of contexts and processes in which people learn.” In this first issue ...  [full article]

Citation: Stahl, G., Cress, U., Law, N., & Ludvigsen, S. (2014) Analyzing the multidimensional construction of knowledge in diverse contexts. ijcscl 9 (1), pp. 1-6

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-014-9189-4

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF stahl_cress_law_ludvigsen_9_1.pdf

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[-]The dialectical potential of Cultural Historical Activity Theory for researching sustainable CSCL practices

Author: Sue Timmis

Abstract: This article explores conceptual and methodological challenges in researching sustainable computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) within authentic educational settings. It argues that to ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Cultural Historical Activity Theory, Sustainability, Dialectics, Discourse, Knowledge creation, Community, Methodology

Citation: Timmis, S. (2014) The dialectical potential of Cultural Historical Activity Theory for researching sustainable CSCL practices. ijcscl 9 (1), pp. 7-32

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-013-9178-z

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF timmis_9_1.pdf

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[-]Multi-player epistemic games: Guiding the enactment of classroom knowledge-building communities

Authors: Katerine Bielaczyc, John Ow

Abstract: Teachers and students face many challenges in shifting from traditional classroom cultures to enacting the Knowledge-Building Communities model (KBC model) supported by the CSCL environment, ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Knowledge building communities, Epistemic games, Design research, Implementation paths

Citation: Bielaczyc, K. & Ow, J. (2014) Multi-player epistemic games: Guiding the enactment of classroom knowledge-building communities. ijcscl 9 (1), pp. 33-62

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-013-9186-z

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF bielaczyc_ow_9_1.pdf

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[-]Fostering collective and individual learning through knowledge building

Authors: Ke Zhao, Carol K. K. Chan

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to design and examine a computer-supported knowledge-building environment and to investigate both collective knowledge-building dynamics and individual learning in the ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Collaborative knowledge building, Computer-supported inquiry, Academic literacy, Technology-enhanced learning environment, Higher education

Citation: Zhao, K. & Chan, C. K. K. (2014) Fostering collective and individual learning through knowledge building. ijcscl 9 (1), pp. 63-95

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-013-9188-x

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF zhao_chan_9_1.pdf

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[-]Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base

Authors: Iassen Halatchliyski, Johannes Moskaliuk, Joachim Kimmerle, Ulrike Cress

Abstract: This article discusses the relevance of large-scale mass collaboration for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research, adhering to a theoretical perspective that views collective ...  [full abstract]

Keywords: Artifact, Mass collaboration, Network analysis, Wikipedia

Citation: Halatchliyski, I., Moskaliuk, J., Kimmerle, J., & Cress, U. (2014) Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base. ijcscl 9 (1), pp. 97-115

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-013-9182-3

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF halatchliyski_moskaliuk_kimmerle_cress_9_1.pdf

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