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E-Learning and Digital Media

2013 Volume 10, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Towards a New Learning: The "Scholar" Social Knowledge Workspace, in Theory and Practice

    Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis

    This article describes the thinking behind the development of "Scholar," a "social knowledge" technology developed as part of a series of research and development projects at... More

    pp. 332-356

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  2. Constellations of Support and Impediment: Understanding Early Implementation Dynamics in the Research and Development of an Online Multimodal Writing and Peer Review Environment

    Justin Olmanson & Sandra Schamroth Abrams

    In this article, the authors trace teachers' experiences while participating in an educational technology development and research project focused on the creation and use of an online writing ... More

    pp. 357-377

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  3. Democratizing Classroom Discourse: The Challenge for Online Writing Environments

    Sonia Kline, Kirsten Letofsky & Rebecca Woodard

    This article is intended to highlight peer response discourse trends and to initiate a dialogue about the ways in which educators, and designers of educational environments, can play a central role... More

    pp. 378-394

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  4. Peer Review and Nuanced Power Structures: Writing and Learning within the Age of Connectivism

    Sandra Schamroth Abrams

    Through a Foucauldian lens, this article examines the affordances and constraints of an online peer-review program in four special education English language arts classes in two New York City... More

    pp. 395-406

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  5. Exploring the Effectiveness of an Online Writing Workspace to Support Literacy in a Social Studies Classroom

    Shannon Carlin-Menter

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to analyze the writing experiences of eighth-grade students in three social studies classrooms while using a Web 2.0 online writing workspace. Participants... More

    pp. 407-419

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  6. Science in Writing: Learning Scientific Argument in Principle and Practice

    Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, Fouad Abd-El-Khalick & Elizabeth Bagley

    This article explores the processes of writing in science and in particular the "complex performance" of writing a scientific argument. The article explores in general terms the nature of... More

    pp. 420-441

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  7. Supporting Teacher Metacognition about Formative Assessment in Online Writing Environments

    Rebecca Woodard, Alecia Marie Magnifico & Sarah McCarthey

    Rubrics have become popular tools for assessing student writing both in classroom and standardized testing environments. Rubric construction and efficacy, however, is a topic that has been largely ... More

    pp. 442-469

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  8. New Pedagogies of Motivation: Reconstructing and Repositioning Motivational Constructs in the Design of Learning Technologies

    Alecia Marie Magnifico, Justin Olmanson & Bill Cope

    In this article the authors examine motivational constructs through the lens of new media-supported educational efforts. By examining a range of online, new-media-based learning communities and... More

    pp. 483-511

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