Essays in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Essays in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

by Gerry Stahl
     
 

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"Essays in CSCL" reports on the author’s research in computer-supported collaborative learning, covering a broad range of topics. It begins with general reflections on the importance of CSCL as a research field, situating Stahl’s work on the Virtual Math Teams Project and his theory of group cognition within the field of CSCL. It describes the VMT

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"Essays in CSCL" reports on the author’s research in computer-supported collaborative learning, covering a broad range of topics. It begins with general reflections on the importance of CSCL as a research field, situating Stahl’s work on the Virtual Math Teams Project and his theory of group cognition within the field of CSCL. It describes the VMT research project, including its research approach, technology, pedagogy and analysis methods. Mostly, it discusses in some detail the findings that have emerged from the VMT Project about the nature of online interaction in that type of CSCL setting. The volume concludes with reports of current work in the project and future directions that are underway. In this way, it elaborates, deepens and extends the presentation in Stahl’s two major publications, "Group Cognition" (2006, MIT Press) and "Studying Virtual Math Teams" (2009, Springer) and prepares the broader background for the companion volume, "Essays in Group Cognition" (2011, Lulu).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011200137
Publisher:
Gerry Stahl
Publication date:
02/06/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Gerry Stahl’s professional research is in the theory and analysis of CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). In 2006 Stahl published “Group Cognition: Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge” (MIT Press) and launched the “International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning”. In 2009 he published “Studying Virtual Math Teams” (Springer) and then in 2013 "Translating Euclid," followed by a longitudinal study of math cognitive development in "Constructing Dynamic Triangles Together" (Cambridge U.). All his work outside of these academic books is published for free in volumes of essays at Smashwords (or at Lulu as paperbacks at minimal printing cost). Gerry Stahl earned his BS in math and science at MIT. He earned a PhD in continental philosophy and social theory at Northwestern University, conducting his research at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He later earned a PhD in computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is now Professor Emeritus at the College of Computation and Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His website--containing all his publications, materials on CSCL and further information about his work--is at http://GerryStahl.net.

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