Knowledge building discourse in a large community

Xueqi Feng, Jan van Aalst, Carol K.K. Chan

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Abstract

Knowledge building is an inquiry-based educational model that emphasizes knowledge creation and theory building. Most research on knowledge building has focused on small classes of 20 to 30 students. In many Asian countries, including China, classes are much larger, typically 50 to 60 students. Little is known about how to orchestrate knowledge building in such settings or about issues of scale in its online discourse. My dissertation investigates this problem via design research in which I design, implement and evaluate a knowledge building environment to advance knowledge building discourse in multiple classes of approximately 50 students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages993-994
Number of pages2
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017: Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2017
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017
Abbreviated titleCSCL
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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Feng, X., van Aalst, J., & Chan, C. K. K. (2017). Knowledge building discourse in a large community. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 993-994). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2017). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).