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Title: How Learners Employ Semiotic Resources for Collaborative Meaning-Making in Outdoor Mobile Learning
Authors: Tan, Esther
So, Hyo-Jeong
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].
Citation: Tan, E. & So, H. (2015). How Learners Employ Semiotic Resources for Collaborative Meaning-Making in Outdoor Mobile Learning In Lindwall, O., Ha╠łkkinen, P., Koschman, T. Tchounikine, P. Ludvigsen, S. (Eds.) (2015). Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2015, Volume 1. Gothenburg, Sweden: The International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This paper attempts to investigate how learners employ semiotic resources present in the material and physical world to construct and to negotiate shared meanings in an outdoor mobile learning context. We investigate the collaborative meaning-making and interaction process of two groups of 13-year-old students (Grade 7) during an outdoor mobile learning trail exploring the history and geographical features of World War II battle site. Methodologically, we employ video-based interaction analysis, which facilitates a micro-level analysis of human interaction, to understand how learners deploy and assemble the material and social resources available in the outdoor learning context. We surface two noteworthy patterns about a) how learners in small groups leverage semiotic resources to negotiate, repair and converge at shared meaning in changing contextual configurations and b) how prior learning experiences affect the way learners employ semiotic resources. The findings provide helpful insights into the design and implementation of mobile learning activities in outdoor settings.
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