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The influence of learner characteristics on degree and type of participation in a CSCL environment
Signs are found that students with immigrant parents write fewer contributions than those whose parents are not immigrants, and students’ participation in this CSCL environment appears to be dependent on a number of learner characteristics. Expand
Gender-related differences in computer-mediated communication and computer-supported collaborative learning
A review study into gender-related differences in participation in CSCL concludes that in order to avoid gender-stereotyped participation and communication patterns, it is necessary to explicitly address inclusiveness as an aspect of a collaborative classroom culture. Expand
Understanding the nature of science and scientific progress: A theory-building approach
In 1993 Carey and Smith conjectured that the most promising way to boost students’ understanding of the nature of science is a “theory-building approach to teaching about inquiry.” The researchExpand
An investigation into social learning activities by practitioners in open educational practices
By investigating how educational practitioners participate in activities around open educational practices (OEP), this paper aims at contributing to an understanding of open practices and how theseExpand
Social Learning Analytics: Navigating the Changing Settings of Higher Education.
Current trends and challenges in higher education (HE) require a reorientation towards openness, technology use and active student participation. In this article we will introduce Social LearningExpand
Social learning as approach for teacher professional development; how well does it suit them?
Abstract Learning from others has been reported as a productive approach for teacher Professional Development (PD) and is seen as a valuable addition to formal PD. Specific insights into whetherExpand
A review of the types of mobile activities in mobile inquiry-based learning
A literature review that analyzed 62 studies on mobile inquiry-based learning and presented an analytical framework based on six dimensions to assess the level of agency supported by the different types of mobile activities to provide a better balance between learners' agency and scaffolding. Expand
Effects on participation of an experimental CSCL-programme to support elaboration: Do all students benefit?
The results both show a main effect on the degree of participation of students in the experimental programme and the expected effects of the programme in terms of better quality participation. Expand
Presence and place of main ideas and examples in study texts.
It is suggested that main ideas are useful, and, in order to prevent interference effects, the more so when they are put at the end of sections in expository texts. Expand
Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning with Sensor-Data in the School: Effects on Student Motivation
The design, implementation and evaluation of a pilot project that integrated inquiry-based learning with mobile game design and introduced mobile devices and sensors into classroom learning confirmed the importance of good design with sufficient testing and teacher ownership. Expand