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ERIC Number: EJ1138420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-1607
A More Reflective Form of Joint Problem Solving
Alterman, Richard; Harsch, Kendall
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v12 n1 p9-33 Mar 2017
This paper explores the emergence of joint problem solving in online environments where the participants work together but at different times and from different places. Collaborations of this sort have been referred to as loosely coupled collaborations. The focus is on "venue" which is the virtual substitute for physical copresence under these conditions. Venue is fundamentally a social construct. It functions to "localize" participation dynamics, communication and register, the creation and sharing of domain objects, and situation-dependent knowledge. Within venue, the reflective parts of joint problem solving become more prominent. Within venue, small teams of students align their views, coordinate their efforts, share their understanding and work, and jointly problem solve.
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Language: English
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