Formative assessment of computer-supported collaborative learning and knowledge building

Jan van Aalst, Jin Mu, Yuqin Yang

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Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is learning that is supported by the collaborative use of computer-based technologies, wherein “collaborative” indicates that multiple students are attending to a shared goal of learning (Dillenbourg, 1999). Most instructional applications of CSCL involve collaborative learning in small groups, supported by software for inquiry, argumentation, or problem solving (Looi et al., 2008; Nussbaum et al., 2007; Stahl, 2009), but there also are many examples that involve collaboration in communities, such as knowledge building and game communities (Fields & Kafai, 2009; Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2006).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom
EditorsPeter Reimann, Susan Bull, Michael Kickmeier-Rust, Ravi Vatrapu, Barbara Wasson
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317695073, 9781315777979
ISBN (Print)9781138021129, 9781138021136
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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