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Item Description Suthers, Daniel D. en_US 2008-09-24T02:15:27Z 2008-09-24T02:15:27Z 2006-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Suthers, Daniel D. "A Qualitative Analysis of Collaborative Knowledge Construction Through Shared Representations." Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning 1, no. 2 (July 2006): 115-142. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1793-2068 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1793-7078 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper takes one step towards addressing the question of how activity mediated by shared representations — notations that are manipulated by more than one person — might constitute knowledge construction activity, and how the shared representations are appropriated for this purpose. The primary contribution of this paper is a methodology for qualitative analysis of activity in a workspace built on the concept of "uptake": how participants take up and build on prior contributions. By examining patterns of uptake we can see ways in which participants' activities constitute an intersubjective cognitive activity distributed across persons and the representations they are manipulating. The analysis is conducted in three phases: identification of acts of media manipulation, identification of information uptake relations between these acts, and application of theoretical perspectives to identify evidence of knowledge construction via the representational media. The uptake graph is intended to minimize theoretical commitments in order to support eclectic analysis. The methodology is applied to data from a prior study in which participants collaborated via an evidence map and a chat tool. These case examples illustrate how the methodology uncovered argumentation and knowledge construction conducted solely through the graph workspace. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing Company en_US
dc.rights Preprint of an article submitted for consideration in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning© 2006. Copyright World Scientific Publishing Company. Journal url: en_US
dc.subject Computer supported collaborative learning en_US
dc.subject Knowledge construction en_US
dc.subject Representational affordances en_US
dc.subject Qualitative analysis en_US
dc.subject Computer science en_US
dc.subject Online synchronous interaction en_US
dc.subject Social sciences en_US
dc.title A Qualitative Analysis of Collaborative Knowledge Construction Through Shared Representations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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