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ERIC Number: ED479598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 7
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Communities, Communication and Cognitive Change: Social Processes and Designing Engaging E-Learning Discourse.
Ravenscroft, Andrew
A number of projects over the past decade, in a range of educational contexts, have sought to link forms and patterns of communicative interaction to improvements in knowledge, conceptual understanding and reasoning skills. These initiatives have produced dialog models, methodologies for developing these in ways that lead to the design of dialogical e-learning systems and empirical evaluations that have implicated the role of context in effective educational interaction. The nature and characteristics of online communities have emerged as critical factors in designing educational discourse that exploits developed models and implemented systems. This paper reviews a selection of work on dialogical approaches to learning, dialog design, system design and learning communities before discussing the possibility of an integrated model for e-learning discourse, which accepts that learning is, ostensibly, a social process. (Contains 30 references.) (Author)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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