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Onrubia, Javier; Engel, Anna – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
Some recent proposals on CSCL scripts have suggested that one key factor for their effectiveness is the ability of the teacher to adapt the scripts to the students and to the specific teaching and learning situations. In this context, this paper presents a multiple-case study dealing with the relationship between the assistance given by the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology, Classroom Techniques, Group Dynamics
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Arvaja, Maarit – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
The aim of this case study was to explore health-education students' personal and collaborative meaning making activities during an online science philosophy course in the higher-education context. Through applying the dialogical perspective for learning, the focus was on studying how different contextual resources were used in building…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Science Curriculum, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning
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Cesareni, Donatella; Martini, Francesca; Mancini, Ilaria – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2011
In this paper we present a case study about a community of practice's foundation and development among Italian teachers, researchers and university students who participated in a European project aimed at developing and testing innovative pedagogical models and technologies for collaborative knowledge building. Forty-five people (34 teachers, five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Case Studies
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Pifarre, Manoli; Cobos, Ruth – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2010
This paper aims to better understand the development of students' metacognitive learning processes when participating actively in a CSCL system called KnowCat. To this end, a longitudinal case study was designed, in which 18 university students took part in a 12-month (two semesters) learning project. The students followed an instructional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Interaction, Learning Processes, Longitudinal Studies
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Rourke, Liam; Kanuka, Heather – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
This qualitative case study illustrates barriers to informal argumentation and reasoned debate, i.e., "critical discourse," in online forums. The case is the computer conference of a 15-week, graduate-level humanities course offered entirely at a distance. Twelve students, all with families and careers, were enrolled in the course. We read all…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Humanities, Barriers, Case Studies
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Greenhow, Christine; Belbas, Brad – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
Trends in higher education have contributed to the need for more coordination and collaboration among different constituencies involved in instructional design and delivery. As researchers and educational technologists working in a large public research university, our research focuses on understanding the interactions among various stakeholder…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Distance Education, Cooperation
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Fischer, Gerhard; Rohde, Markus; Wulf, Volker – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
Traditionally, universities focus primarily on instructionist teaching. Such an understanding has been criticized from theoretical and practical points of view. We believe that "socio-cultural theories of learning" and the concepts of "social capital" and "social creativity" hold considerable promise as a theoretical…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, School Community Relationship, Computer Science, Social Capital
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Yukawa, Joyce – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
This article presents findings from a comparative case study of the learning experiences of two graduate students in an online action research course. The key roles played by reflection and co-reflection, an emerging concept, are identified through the use of narrative analysis. Co-reflection is a collaborative critical thinking process mediated…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Action Research, Online Courses, Computer Software
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Clouder, Lynn; Dalley, Jayne; Hargreaves, Julian; Parkes, Sally; Sellars, Julie; Toms, Jane – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2006
The authors work as online tutors for a BSc (Hons) physiotherapy programme at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. This paper represents a stage in our developing understanding, over a 3 year period, of the impact of group dynamics on online interaction among physiotherapy students engaged in sharing with their peers their first experiences…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Practicums, Case Studies, Social Environment