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International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 4, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 259–287
The study reported here sought to obtain the clear articulation of asynchronous computer-mediated discourse needed for Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia's knowledge-creation model. Distinctions were set up between three modes of discourse:...
Educational Researcher Vol. 39, No. 5 (June 2010) pp. 387–400
This article discusses the potential of Google Scholar as an alternative or complement to the Web of Science and Scopus for measuring the impact of journal articles in education. Three handbooks on research in science education, language education,...
Experienced Teachers as Novice Knowledge Builders in Online and Faceto- Face Environments: Informing Professional Development
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1930–1931
The goal of our research is to understand better how to provide professional development to teachers who are beginning to use Bereiter and Scardamalia's (1996) knowledge building theory in their classrooms. The study is a response to several calls...
Participation in Knowledge-Building Discourse: An Analysis of Online Discussions in Mainstream and Honours Social Studies Courses
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 35, No. 1 (Sep 03, 2009)
Questions about the suitability of cognitively-oriented instructional approaches for students of different academic levels are frequently raised by teachers and researchers. This study examined student participation in knowledge-building discourse...
Socio-Cultural Factors Influencing Face-to-Face and Online Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Preliminary Findings from Survey Data
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 751–752
We present preliminary data from a survey designed to probe issues we thought to be relevant to a successful implementation of Bereiter and Scardamalia's (1996) theory of knowledge building and similar social constructivist approaches to teaching...
Promoting Knowledge Creation Discourse in an Asian Primary Five Classroom: Results from an Inquiry into Life Cycles
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 4 (March 2011) pp. 487–515
The phrase "knowledge creation" refers to the practices by which a community advances its collective knowledge. Experience with a model of knowledge creation could help students to learn about the nature of science. This research examined how much...
Learning Environments Research Vol. 9, No. 1 (April 2006) pp. 23–44
Content analyses of computer databases parsed into notes or ideas do not shed adequate light on the role of collaboration and the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning environment in knowledge building; analysis of what is happening in the...
Teacher Development through Computer-Supported Knowledge Building: Experience from Hong Kong and Canadian Teachers
Teaching Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 7–26
In Hong Kong and Canada, indeed globally, slogans about learning to learn and teaching for 21st-century knowledge and skills are common. However, there are few examples of how teacher education courses or programs are responding to these new demands....
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 16, No. 2 (2007) pp. 175–220
Despite emphasis and progress in developing collaborative inquiry in computer-supported collaborative learning research, little attention has been given to examining how collective learning can be assessed in computer-supported collaborative...
Computers & Education Vol. 41, No. 1 (August 2003) pp. 39–48
One of the traditional problems in courseware development that is recognized as hard to solve, is the communication and co-operation between various disciplines in project teams that are working on a courseware product [Alber (1996) Multimedia: a...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 161–181
This study investigated synchronous discourses involving student collaboration in fixed groups during an introductory research methods course's first 8-week phase, and opportunistic collaboration during its second 8-week phase. Twenty-seven Chinese...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 1, No. 2 (June 2006) pp. 277–307
We describe the design of a knowledge-building environment and examine the role of knowledge-building portfolios in characterizing and scaffolding collaborative inquiry. Our goal is to examine collaborative knowledge building in the context of...
Evaluating the use of a social media tool for collaborative group writing of secondary school students in Hong Kong
Computers & Education Vol. 110, No. 1 (July 2017) pp. 170–180
The rapid development of social media tools has increased interest in their pedagogical value. It has been suggested that social media tools such as wikis can promote online collaborative and interactive learning. This study investigated the value...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (2016) pp. 281–311
This study investigated whether and how students with low prior achievement can carry out and benefit from reflective assessment supported by the Knowledge Connections Analyzer (KCA) to collaboratively improve their knowledge-building discourse....