Saturday, October 21, 2006

CSCL 2007 conference website now available

The biannual international CSCL conference will be held July 16-21, 2007, at Rutgers University, near New York City and convenient to the Newark international airport. The conference theme is, Of mice, minds and society. It is the first time CSCL has been held on the East Coast of the US and the first time it is in the Americas since 2002, when it was in Boulder, Colorado.

Papers are due November 8, 2006, but proposals for workshops, tutorials and other events will be accepted until January.

The conference website is:

ijCSCL issue 4 -- completion of volume 1

The four articles in this issue can be read—among other ways—as studies of social practices in CSCL settings, although the papers were not written with this as their central concern. They illustrate that this theme can be investigated with a variety of methods, and begin to suggest the centrality of social practices to both individual and group cognition.

Social practices of computer-supported collaborative learning
Gerry Stahl & Friedrich Hesse

From dialogue to monologue and back: Middle spaces in computer-mediated learning
Noel Enyedy & Christopher M. Hoadley
Knowledge building in mathematics: Supporting collaborative learning in pattern problems
Joan Moss & Ruth Anne Beatty

Electronic (re)constitution of groups: Group dynamics from face-to-face to an online setting
Lynn Clouder, Jayne Dalley, Julian Hargreaves, Sally Parkes, Julie Sellars & Jane Toms

Consistent practices in artifact-mediated collaboration
Nathan Dwyer & Daniel D. Suthers

Intro to CSCL chapter available in several languages

A chapter of the new Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences presents an historical perspective on the field of CSCL. It is written from the perspective of Gerry Stahl, Timothy Koschmann and Daniel D. Suthers, and argues for a focus on processes of meaning making in collaborative settings. While the whole Handbook is being translated into Chinese and Japanese, this chapter is already available online in English, Spanish, Portugese, German, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.

Stahl, G., Koschmann, T., & Suthers, D. (2006). Computer-supported collaborative learning: An historical perspective. In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of the learning sciences (pp. 409-426). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Retrieved from in English, in simplified Chinese, in traditional Chinese, in Spanish, in Portuguese, in German.