In this paper we consider a unique CSCL environment where an unusually large emphasis was placed on having students get to know themselves and each other as learners as they studied ideas about learning. Framing this design as a ‘humanistic learning community’, we claim that students’ transformational changes come about when they consider their personal experiences as learners, both in the past and present, in relation to the more abstract, conceptual ideas about learning. We present an analysis on the different activities of a humanistic learning community. We show how considering person- and idea-centeredness explains the significant transformational changes that the participants make. We conclude with a discussion about what this conceptualization offers the design of CSCL environments.
|Title of host publication||Making a Difference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings|
|Editors||Brian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim|
|Publisher||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 2017|
|Event||12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States|
Duration: 18 Jun 2017 → 22 Jun 2017
|Name||Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL|
|Conference||12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017|
|Period||18/06/17 → 22/06/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budget Committee and the Israel Science Foundation (1716/12).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction