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ERIC Number: ED405855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
Pages: 20
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Collaboration, Communication, and Computers: What Do We Think We Know about Networks and Learning?
Fishman, Barry; And Others
There are many significant issues that need to be addressed for the future of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in education. These include: the primary benefits of CMC technology in the past; the activity structures which are supported by computer-based collaboration; technological, social, institutional and cognitive barriers which prevent CMC technologies from working; theoretical perspectives that help explain how CMC might facilitate learning; and how to address equity issues in networking. These papers, a session overview and position statements, are from a symposium which examined these issues in light of previous approaches to collaborating or communicating via computers in education. In addition to the title paper, the following position papers address the topic of CMC in education: "Networked Learning: What Have We Learned and What Does it Mean?" (Linda Harasim); "Scaffolding Communication for Learning Through Structured Media" (Christopher Hoadley); "Better Computer-Mediated Collaboration through Improved Social Contexts and Partnerships" (Sherry Hsi); "Education and Society in the 21st Century: Networks, Diversity and Mediation" (Jim Levin); and "Networked Communities Focused on Knowledge Advancement (Marlene Scardamalia). Contains approximately 50 references in all. (AEF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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