This paper suggests that online collaborative environments like Knowledge Forum provide an important arena for students to exercise their ability to formulate reflective ideas. A discourse analysis of three primary 4 classes' verbal and written activities during a two-week science unit showed that, during online activities there was a significant increase in the number of words students used to answer questions and a higher diversity in the types of questions and answers online as compared to those in the classroom discourse.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL|
|Issue number||PART 3|
|State||Published - 2008|
|Event||International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands|
Duration: 23 Jun 2008 → 28 Jun 2008