Investigation 3. A Relational, Indirect, Meso-level Approach to CSCL Design in the Next Decade

Chris Jones*, Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Berner Lindtröm


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This paper reviews some foundational issues that we believe will affect the progress of CSCL over the next 10 years. In particular, we examine the terms technology, affordance, and infrastructure, and we propose a relational approach to their use in CSCL. Following a consideration of networks, space, and trust as conditions of productive learning, we propose an indirect approach to design in CSCL. The work supporting this theoretical paper is based on the outcomes of two European research networks: E-QUEL, a network investigating e-quality in e-learning; and Kaleidoscope, a European Union Framework 6 Network of Excellence. In arguing for a relational understanding of affordance, infrastructure, and technology, we also argue for a focus on what we describe as mesolevel activity. Overall this paper does not aim to be comprehensive or summative in its review of the state of the art in CSCL but rather to provide a view of the issues currently facing CSCL from a European perspective.
TitelTheoretical Investigations : Philosophical Foundations of Group Cognition
RedaktørerGerry Stahl
Antal sider20
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-49156-7
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-49157-4
StatusUdgivet - 2021
NavnComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning


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