Readings on Peer Learning [April 28, 2012, 11:14 p.m.]
Add resources here! Any interesting papers you come across related to peer learning, open education, motivation, reward, recognition, incentives, online environments, tools, community development, etc.....
Putting a paper here doesn't mean you promise it's interesting or that we have to read it. It's just a place to keep a list of items that pique your interest and a place to get ideas for choosing readings. As we go through and actually read some of them, we'll hopefully get a cool reading list emerge that others can use, extend, fork, whatever.
Also note that we don't all have to read exactly the same papers - some weeks we might have two papers that appeal to different subsets of the group, for example maybe some people are into a community formation paper and others want to read an evaluation paper. All good.
Title, authors, publication venue and year, with a link to the paper if at all possible.
Also include your name so we know who proposed each paper. (The proposer doesn't necessarily have to be the "owner" of a paper when we read it, but that would probably be the default).
April 28 - May 4: Bielaczyc, K., Collins, A., O’Donnell, A., Hmelo-Silver, C., & Erkens, G. (2006). Fostering knowledge-creating communities. Collaborative learning, reasoning, and technology, 37–60. Lawrence Erlbaum.
- OCR'ed PDF on Crocodoc (you can also download it from there).
- discussion page here (post comments/discussion/rant/rave/etc)
Possible Future Papers
Minds on Fire - The classic by John Seely Browne and Richard P Adler [Philipp]
Resnick. All I Really Need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten. Creativity & Cognition conference, 2007. [Jessy]
Fischer, G. (2011). Understanding, fostering, and supporting cultures of participation. interactions, 18(3), 42-53. [Vanessa]
C. Yang, Y.-S. Chang, Assessing the effects of interactive blogging on student attitudes towards peer interaction, learning motivation, and academic achievements, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, June 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00423.x (Wiley site, PDF) [Jessy]
Are Online Learners Frustrated with Collaborative Learning Experiences? IRRODL Link (This paper analyzes reasons for frustration in collaborative online learning) [Who?]
April 20-27th: Goggins, Laffey & Gallagher. Completely online group formation and development: small groups as socio-technical systems. Information Technology and People, 2011. [Jessy]