Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Last issue of second year of ijCSCL goes to press

This issue continues the "flash themes" on:
* Learning in Communities
* Scripting in CSCL
* Argumentation in CSCL
* Methods for Evaluating CSCL

Here is the Table of Contents for 2:4 --

CSCL and its flash themes
Gerry Stahl

Using activity-oriented design methods to study collaborative knowledge building in e-learning courses within higher education
John B. Belbas & Christine M. Greenhow

Future Technology Workshop: A method for the design of new technologies and activities
Giasemi Vavoula & Mike Sharples

Facilitating argumentative knowledge construction with computer-supported collaboration scripts
Karsten Stegmann, Armin Weinberger & Frank Fischer

The role of floor control and of ontology in argumentative activities with discussion-based tools
Baruch Schwarz & Amnon Glassner

Putting the pieces together: Online Argumentation Vee Diagrams enhance thinking during discussion
E. Michael Nussbaum, Denise L. Winsor, Yvette M. Aqui & Anne M. Poliquin

ICLS 2008 coming next

The International Conference for the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2008) is coming this summer. The theme for the conference is "International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences." This conference will attempt to broaden the geographical, cultural, and intellectual scope of the learning sciences community, while maintaining its focus on the innovative consideration of learning as it occurs in authentic contexts.

The conference will be hosted by the Research Centre Learning in Interaction at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, June 24-28, 2008. ICLS is the sister conference of CSCL, held in alternating years. The next CSCL conference will be held in Greece in 2009.

For more info -- http://isls.org/icls2008/