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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 410
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
This is a meaty and stimulating collection that grapples with the heart of what many of us aspire to witness in learners when we try to get them working together through or at computers." -- Mike Johnson, British Journal of Educational Technology, July 2007.