Poster

Jun 012012
 

Author: Fernando Díaz del Castillo

Students in various courses worked with KF and KB, and we are particularly proud of the advances made by seventh graders in Biology class. They studied in-vitro fertilization. We attempted to find differences between two groups of students: one of the groups followed a traditional methodology, where the teacher guided the activities and lectured about the topic (control group). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Jonathan Tepper

A true Knowledge Building environment needs to be open and flexible so users can freely discuss with each other, access information, make connections, and share content for a common purpose (Hoadley & Pea, 2001). Using technology that is open encourages adoption because it helps avoid the creepy tree-house effect (Stein, 2008) or a balkanised group think type frame-set (Stahl, 2008). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Xunfeng Xu

To teach the subject Analysis of English Grammar, an on-line corpus tool is introduced to the students of undergraduate course for adult learners for the purpose of understanding the grammatical structure and use of English verbs in business correspondence. Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Stéphane Allaire & Vincent Gagnon

Our poster will present an assessment tool (Knowledge Forum applet) that allows to observe such shared vocabulary between authors. Preliminary analysis will be presented from the RNS context to illustrate patterns of vocabulary use between students that come from the same classroom versus students that come from different classrooms.
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Jun 012012
 

Authors: Idalisa Cingolani, Christine Hamel, & Stefano Cacciamani

Many studies evidence in on-line environments the “lurking” phenomenon (Nonnecke & Preece, 2001): some members of the group that generally tends to read notes of the others, but do not write anything. In their review of the Internet as a form of mass media, Morris and Ogan (1996) point out the paucity of information on lurkers. Continue reading »