Advancing Technology Environments for Learning Communities

Anja Amundrud, Ole Smørdal, Jianwei Zhang, Mei Hwa Chen, Jeremiah Kalir, Bodong Chen, Yu Hui Chang, David Groos, Joel P. Wiebe, James D. Slotta, Yotam Hod

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This symposium will examine and envision new possibilities to design next generation technology environments for advancing the study of classroom learning communities as a pedagogical approach. Of the many different kinds of technology environments used in educational research, technology designed for learning communities represents a unique genre in which the environments must support particular epistemic values, modes of learning, and discourse. The talks in this session represent five distinct projects, each focusing on the features of a technological environment and how they support learning communities (e.g., making learners’ ideas salient; representing community knowledge; enabling idea interaction across boundaries; fostering a sense of progress). Across the papers, we identify cross-cutting research priorities and common technological elements that characterize this pivotal research area, with implications for future research and the development of community-supporting technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Subtitle of host publicationReflecting the Past and Embracing the Future, CSCL 2021 - Proceedings, part of the 1st Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2021
EditorsCindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Bram De Wever, Jun Oshima
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330622
StatePublished - 2021
Event14th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2021 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 8 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


Conference14th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2021
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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