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Title: Seeing what we mean: Co-experiencing a shared virtual world
Authors: Stahl, Gerry
Zhou, Nan
Cakir, Murat Perit
Sarmiento-Klapper, Johann
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Stahl, G., Zhou, N., Cakir, M. P., & Sarmiento-Klapper, J. (2011). Seeing what we mean: Co-experiencing a shared virtual world. 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. 534-541). Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: The ability of people to understand each other and to work together face-to-face is grounded in their sharing of our meaningful natural and cultural world. CSCL groups--such as virtual math teams--have to co-construct their shared world with extra effort. A case study of building shared understanding online illustrates these aspects: Asking each other questions is one common way of aligning perceptions. Literally looking at the same aspect of something as someone else helps us to see what each other means. The co-constructed shared world has social and temporal as well as objective dimensions. This virtual world grounds communicative, interpersonal, and task-related activities for online groups, making possible group cognition that exceeds the limits of the individual cognition of the group members.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/cscl2011.534
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