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Title: 
Constructive uses of internet resources for collaborative science learning
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Keywords: 
Knowledge building
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
Meaning-making
Mediating artifacts
Group cognition
Internet
Issue Date: 
Nov-2006
Citation: 
Tang, K. S., Tan, S. C., & Yeo, J. A. C. (2006). Constructive uses of internet resources for collaborative science learning. In Y. J. Lee, A. L. Tan & B. T. Ho (Eds.), Proceedings of ISEC 2006 (pp. 875-883). Singapore: National Institute of Education.
Abstract: 
The claim that Internet resources can support constructivist technology-enhanced learning environments
has persisted for many years. Yet prevailing practices do not reflect the characteristics of such an
environment largely due to a misconception of the role of Internet resources. This paper examines the
role of Internet resources as mediating artifacts within a sociocultural paradigm and how they can be used
constructively to facilitate students in appropriating scientific knowledge through a collaborative
knowledge building process. A case study from a design research is also presented to show how Internet
resources were utilized to mediate a group negotiation process among high school physics students in a
computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment. Implications on the pedagogical design
of a constructivist learning environment through the use of Internet resources are discussed.
Description: 
This paper was presented at the International Science Education Conference (ISEC 2006), held in Singapore from 22 - 24 Nov 2006
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