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

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.

Jun 012012

Authors: Thérèse Laferrière, & Mary Lamon

Knowledge building discourse differs from typical classroom discourse (IRE/F). In this short paper, we synthesize and build on a previous paper (Laferrière & Lamon, 2010) that examined how students and teachers used knowledge building principles and Knowledge Forum for understanding the problems of climate change. Continue reading »

Apr 172012

The Knowledge Building International Project (KBIP) is a knowledge building project between schools in several regions of the world including Québec, the United States, Hong Kong and Catalonia. To learn more about the KBIP project, go to:
KBIP – Knowledge Building International Project
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