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 »

Jun 012012
 

Author: Glenn Wagner

Grade 12 Students at Centre Wellington District High School (Fergus, ON) completed a knowledge building cycle using Knowledge Forum in the domain of modern physics. A successful knowledge building classroom should ideally adhere to the twelve principles of knowledge building as developed by Scardamalia (20XX). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Mohamed Insani, Marie Quek Li Sze, & Katerine Bielaczyc

We have been collaborating as teachers and researchers on a new approach to teaching science in Singapore primary schools. Ideas First is a two-year science program that has been operating in sixteen Primary 3 (grade 3) and Primary 4 (grade 4) classrooms since 2006 (Bielaczyc & Ow, 2007; Ow & Bielaczyc, 2007; 2008). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Thérèse Laferrière, Stéphane Allaire, & Christine Hamel

Remote rural schools in Quebec face an ongoing challenge to provide similar quality educational services than bigger schools. Since 2002, the Remote Network Schools (RNS) initiative afforded schools the opportunity to reinvent their practice by using online tools to experience collaborative learning activities with other remote schools. Research results cover the eight-year period.