Evaluating the quality of dialogical argumentation in CSCL: moving beyond an analysis of formal structure

  title={Evaluating the quality of dialogical argumentation in CSCL: moving beyond an analysis of formal structure},
  author={Douglas B. Clark and Victor Sampson and Armin Weinberger and Gijsbert Erkens},
Over the last decade, researchers have developed sophisticated online learning environments to promote argumentative discourse between students. This symposium examines some of the diverse ways researchers have attempted to examine how students engage in argumentation and to assess the effectiveness of CSCL environments in fostering productive argumentation. The papers presented as part of this symposium will focus on four different categories of analytic frameworks: (1) nature and function of… 

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