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|Title:||Non-linear Dynamical Development of CSCL Communities|
van Aalst, Jan
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Sha, L. & van Aalst, J. (2005). Non-linear Dynamical Development of CSCL Communities. In Koschmann, T., Suthers, D. D., & Chan, T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005 (pp. 587-591). Taipei, Taiwan: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||The goal of this study was to explore the dynamics of the formation and development of CSCL communities, which is believed to reflect, to a large extent, the interaction among learners. Two different types of CSCL communities (grade four students and teacher education) were investigated. The data representing note reading were analyzed from a non-linear dynamical system perspective. The findings indicate that the grade four data are best described by an exponential model, and the teacher education data by an oscillatory model. We conclude that the method we discuss is potentially useful for understanding the development of reading practices in a CSCL community.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2005|
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