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Fu, Ella L. F.; van Aalst, Jan; Chan, Carol K. K. – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2016
The goal of this study was to develop a classification for a range of discourse patterns that occur in text-based asynchronous discussion forums, and that can aid in the distinction of three modes of discourse: knowledge sharing, knowledge construction, and knowledge building. The dataset was taken from Knowledge ForumĀ® databases in the Knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Discourse Analysis, Asynchronous Communication
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Yang, Yuqin; van Aalst, Jan; Chan, Carol K. K.; Tian, Wen – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2016
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. Participants were a class of 20 Grade 11 students with low achievement taking visual art from an…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Grade 11
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Chan, Carol K. K. – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2011
Despite major theoretical progress in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), relatively less attention has been paid to the problem of how research advances may impact schools and classrooms. Given the global changes and educational policies for twenty-first century education, issues of how research in CSCL can be integrated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Educational Change, Classroom Research
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Lee, Eddy Y. C.; Chan, Carol K. K.; van Aalst, Jan – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
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 exploring the alignment of learning, collaboration, and assessment in computer forums. The key design…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Grade 9, Educational Principles, Portfolio Assessment