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Title: A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Online and Offline Knowledge Building Activities
Authors: Lossman, Hans
So, Hyo Jeong
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Lossman, H. & So, H. J. (2008). A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Online and Offline Knowledge Building Activities. In Kanselaar, G., Jonker, V., Kirschner, P. A., & Prins, F. J. (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008, Volumes 3 (pp. 77-78). Utrecht, The Netherlands: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This paper suggests that online collaborative environments like Knowledge Forum provide an important arena for students to exercise their ability to formulate reflective ideas. A discourse analysis of three primary 4 classes' verbal and written activities during a two-week science unit showed that, during online activities there was a significant increase in the number of words students used to answer questions and a higher diversity in the types of questions and answers online as compared to those in the classroom discourse.
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