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Technology Affordances for Intersubjective Meaning Making: A Research Agenda for CSCL

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Title:Technology Affordances for Intersubjective Meaning Making: A Research Agenda for CSCL
Authors:Suthers, Daniel D.
Keywords:CSCL research agenda
Intersubjectivity
Meaning-making
Representational guidance
Technology affordances
Date Issued:2006
Publisher:Springer
Citation:Suthers, Daniel D. "Technology Affordances for Intersubjective Meaning Making: A Research Agenda for CSCL." International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 1, no. 3 (2006): 315-337.
Abstract:Now well into its second decade, the field of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) appears healthy, while encompassing a diversity of topics of study, methodologies, and representatives of various research communities. It is an appropriate time to ask: what central questions can integrate our work into a coherent field? This paper proposes the study of technology affordances for intersubjective meaning-making as an integrating research agenda for CSCL. A brief survey of epistemologies of collaborative learning and forms of computer support for that learning characterize the field to be integrated and motivate the proposal. A hybrid of experimental, descriptive and design methodologies is proposed in support of this agenda. A working definition of intersubjective meaning-making as joint composition of interpretations of a dynamically evolving context is provided, and used to propose a framework around which dialogue between analytic approaches can take place.
Pages/Duration:24 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2612
Rights:This is a pre-print version. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
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Suthers, Daniel D


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