Designing Support for Productive Social Interaction and Knowledge Co-Construction in Collaborative Annotation

Xinran Zhu, Hong Shui, Bodong Chen

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Abstract

This paper introduces a generic scaffolding framework of participation roles that was co-designed by instructors and researchers to support collaborative learning activities in online classes. Informed by the CSCL literature, the framework specifies three participation roles – facilitator, synthesizer, and summarizer – that play distinct roles in each week’s collaborative activities. Using a web annotation tool named Hypothes.is, we piloted the framework in a fully online undergraduate course in Fall 2020. To examine how the framework facilitated social interaction and knowledge co-construction in the class, we conducted social network analysis and content analysis on students’ annotation data generated from their engagement with 18 readings. Results indicated the participation roles were enacted properly to a great extent and knowledge co-construction was facilitated when role-takers made high-level contributions. This study has practical implications for online teaching and collaborative learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication29th International Conference on Computers in Education Conference, ICCE 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsMaria Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Sridhar Iyer, Antonija Mitrovic, Hercy N. H. Cheng, Dan Kohen-Vacs, Camillia Matuk, Agnieszka Palalas, Ramkumar Rajenran, Kazuhisa Seta, Jingyun Wang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages142-151
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721479
StatePublished - Nov 22 2021
Event29th International Conference on Computers in Education Conference, ICCE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Nov 22 2021Nov 26 2021

Publication series

Name29th International Conference on Computers in Education Conference, ICCE 2021 - Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Computers in Education Conference, ICCE 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/22/2111/26/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Collaborative annotation
  • knowledge co-construction
  • participation roles
  • social interaction

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