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|Title:||Beyond Small Groups: New Opportunities for Research in Computer-Supported Collective Learning|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Kafai, Y. & Peppler, K. (2011). Beyond Small Groups: New Opportunities for Research in Computer-Supported Collective Learning. In Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N., & Law, N. (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume I — Long Papers (pp. 17-24). Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||CSCL research has focused on understanding and designing collaborative learning in diverse settings and configurations with support of computers. Within this research, however, most efforts have concentrated on studying small group configurations and thus examined what we would like to call `collaborative' learning (i.e., the abilities needed to participate and support collaborations of typically two to five people). Much less emphasis has been placed on studying massive communities and participation in large groups prominent in today's social networking sites and online gaming cultures that would shift the focus to `collective' learning (i.e., the abilities needed to participate and support collaborations in massive groups). In this paper, we identify key dimensions of collective learning, present observations of online and local participation in one open-source Web 2.0 community with over 630,000 members, called Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), and outline a research agenda for computer-supported collective learning.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2011|
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