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Article of Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2020

A review of the International Handbook of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2021

Author: Jeremy Roschelle

Abstract: The arrival of a major new handbook on CSCL, the International Handbook of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2020 (Cress et al. in press-a) is clearly a landmark for this approximately thirty-year-old field within the learning sciences. Thirty years is an interesting period of time for a volume that aims to tell the story of how a scientific field has evolved. Thirty years is a span in which a field can evolve greatly, and in this case, scholars used the time productively to develop a progression of theories, designs, methods, and linkages to foundational concepts. Thirty years is also an amount of time that fits within the span of an individual career. This allows for the inclusion of authors who have been major contributors to the field since its early days and allows for an intellectual history that is still living, not a forensic matter. This Handbook fully takes up the opportunity to cover the field with full respect and accountability both to early precedents and to how its foundations, theories, designs, methods, and other components have evolved.

Citation: Roschelle, J. (2020) A review of the International Handbook of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2021. ijcscl 15 (4), pp. 499-505

DOI: 10.1007/s11412-020-09336-0

Preprint: Acrobat-PDF roschelle_15_4.pdf

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