Affective learning — a manifesto (Picard et al.)

Picard, R.W., Papert, S., Bender, W. , Blumberg, C., Cavallo, D., et al. (October 2004). Affective learning: A manifesto. Technology Journal 22(4), 253-269. AI and the use of computers to model thinking has tended to frame thinking and learning as information processing, with no attention paid to the role of affect on such processes. The … Continue reading

Groupware Goes to School (Stahl)

Stahl, G. (2002). Groupware goes to school. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7–24. The author describes a computer-supported collaborative learning application called Synergeia), a groupware software program that was extended to support collaborative learning in a classroom environment. In addition, Synergeia facilitates knowledge building, perspective intertwining, knowledge negotiation, portfolio sharing and knowledge artifacts.

Computer Support for Knowledge-Building Communities (Scardamalia & Bereiter)

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (1996). Computer support for knowledge-building communities. In T. Koschmann (Ed.), CSCL : theory and practice of an emerging paradigm (pp. 268-305). Mahwah N.J.: L. Erlbaum.  The authors recommend refashioning schools and education as knowledge-building communities, by “replacing classroom-bred discourse patterns with those having more immediate and natural extensions to the … Continue reading