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|Title:||A Synchronous Collaborative Editing System for Learning to Write|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Citation:||Tanikawa, Y., Suzuki, H., & Kato, H. (1999). A Synchronous Collaborative Editing System for Learning to Write. In Hoadley, C. M. & Roschelle, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 1999 Conference. Palo Alto, CA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||A synchronous editing system for creating a wall newspaper collaboratively by using local area networks has been developed and tested. This educational system is intended to foster writing skills through a collaborative learning process that stimulates intensive interaction among learners who edit the same document. It is designed to encourage the writer's awareness of readers and intensive interaction among learners. It has four characteristics: (1) learners are informed when someone else is following their writing process on their screen; (2) learners can instantly see what other learners are writing and revising; (3) the whole newspaper is always displayed; and (4) learners can see which parts of the newspaper other learners are writing and refer to their editing. The authors conducted experiments with the editing system in an elementary school. And the results indicate that (1) students interacted and collaborated well in the writing process; (2) they revised articles repeatedly through interacting with one another; and (3) the system supported the collaborative writing process.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 1999|
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