Enhancing the social and cognitive benefits of digital tools and media

Thérèse Laferrière, Marjut Viilo, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Kai Hakkarainen, Jun Oshima, Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter, Bodong Chen, Maria Chuy, Monica Resendes, Jan Van Aalst, Carol Chan, Katerine Bielaczyc, Huang Yao Hong, Jianwei Zhang

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Abstract

While new media have greatly magnified people's opportunities for access to and sharing of knowledge and ideas and for forming social networks they have not performed so well as media for the collaborative production of new knowledge. In this symposium, researchers with experience in efforts to advance knowledge building apply insights they have gained to the question of how to enhance the socio-cognitive benefits of new media. We suggest development of a technological, social, cognitive and epistemic infrastructure for creative knowledge work. Toward this end we propose engaging teachers in design research along with researchers and subject-matter experts, enhancing students' ways of contributing to the pursuit of causal explanations, and introducing technological advances that provide greater support for high-level knowledge processes. We argue that teachers and students must be major players in the design and working of an infrastructure for creative knowledge work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Community Events Proceedings, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Pages1112-1119
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Community Events Proceedings, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.

Other

Other9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/4/117/8/11

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