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This article reports on three studies that involved undergraduate students collaboratively working on authentic discussion tasks in synchronous and asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication systems (Netmeeting, Belvédère, Allaire Forums). The purposes of the assignments were respectively to develop insight and understanding in a theoretical framework, to(More)
The focus of education has shifted towards working actively, constructively and collaboratively, as this is believed to enhance learning. The studies discussed here deals with the influence of different CMC (Computer Mediated Communication) tools on argumentation processes during collaboration. The purpose of our research is to investigate the effect of(More)
This article presents a qualitative analysis showing the dependency of effective collaborative argumentation on interpersonal relational aspects that develop during synchronous interaction. Four regulatory principles are proposed as propelling the interaction, and of these, autoregulation, or the conservative restraints within the existing relation, appears(More)
BACKGROUND Living in a damp home has been associated with impaired respiratory health in previous studies, but objective data on lung function variability and atopy have been lacking from most studies. OBJECTIVES Data collected in the winter of 1993-1994 in the framework of the PEACE study (Pollution Effects on Asthmatic Children in Europe) were used to(More)
This book is about learning from confronting cognitions in argumentative interactions, in situations where students use Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments. These are computer-based learning environments that are designed to be used across networks for the type of group work that is potentially favourable to collaborative learning.(More)