Collaborative Learning, Reasoning, and Technology

Collaborative Learning, Reasoning, and Technology

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This volume presents research findings on the use of technology to support learning and reasoning in collaborative contexts. Featuring a variety of theoretical perspectives, ranging from sociocultural to social psychological to information processing views, Collaborative Learning, Reasoning, and Technology includes an international group of authors well known for their contributions to research on technology learning environments. Two themes are central: the use of technology as a scaffold for learning, and the use of technology to promote argumentation and reasoning. Collaboration among peers is a key element in both of these strands. These foci highlight, respectively, a key element in the design of technology-based learning environments and a key outcome that can result from online instruction/learning. As a whole, the volume addresses some of the core issues in using technology to support collaborative learning, reasoning, and argumentation.How do the types of writing activities and strategies discussed by the students relate to the quality and argumentative structure of ... How do students argue and what types of topics are discussed? ... (16Ay18 years old, college preparatory high school) working together in writing argumentative essays in Dutch based on givenanbsp;...

Title:Collaborative Learning, Reasoning, and Technology
Author:Angela M. O'Donnell, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Gijsbert Erkens
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13


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