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WK 5 - Design of Collaborative Learning Environments: representational guidance (Suthers)

Core readings

Bonus readings:

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? 

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