Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Assocation for the Advancement of Computing Education

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communications and Contemporary Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

Comments

This article was originally published as: McLoughlin, C. & Luca, J. (2008). Creating a web-based knowledge-building team: Design of tasks, scaffolds and social affordances. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 4276-4285). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org) Original article available here

Abstract

In a blended learning environment, where students undertake professional skills development in the workplace, a flexible environment is designed in order to support problem solving in project management. The design of the environment, informed by socio-cultural theory, was intended to support knowledge building among students, and in particular to support exchange of ideas, peer review and commentary on solutions presented to problems, and a reflective space for exchange of ideas. The online environment incorporates a number of functional affordances that scaffold knowledge exchange, collaborative tasks and peer commentary. The design features of the online site are described and a proposed framework within which to evaluate the learning outcomes achieved is proposed.

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