WK 5 - Design of Collaborative Learning Environments: representational guidance (Suthers)
- Suthers, Dan. 2008. Empirical studies of the value of conceptually explicit notations in collaborative learning. In Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques.
- Liddo, Anna De and Shum, Simon Buckingham. 2010. Cohere: A prototype for contested collective intelligence.
- Suthers, Dan. (2001). Towards a Systematic Study of Representational Guidance for Collaborative Learning Discourse. (this is where Suthers lays out a lot of the theoretical background for his work summarized in Suthers (2008) above)
- Stahl, Gerry (2006). Supporting group cognition in an online math community: A cognitive tool for small-group referencing in text chat.
Some suggested questions (feel free to add more, by editing this task, or commenting)
- What is the connection between "contested meaning making" in Liddo and Shum, and Knowledge Building? Are they similar? What about the tools they propose?
- How can you use Suthers' article to analyze Knowledge Forum, or other tools you know of (Etherpad?)
- Imagine how we could use deictic indexing/referring from Stahl (2006) to improving Etherpad. Any other tools that could be improved in this way?
- Are there aspects of collaborative tools that don't fit Suthers' categories?