Supporting Online Collaborative Learning in Mathematics

Supporting Online Collaborative Learning in Mathematics

Rod Nason (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) and Eearl Woodruff (OISE-University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch261
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Abstract

One of the most promising pedagogical advances for online collaborative learning that has emerged in recent years is Scardamalia and Bereiter’s (1996) notion of knowledge-building communities. Unfortunately, establishing and maintaining knowledge-building communities in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments such as Knowledge Forum® (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 1998) in the domain of mathematics has been found to be a rather intractable problem (Bereiter, 2002a; Nason, Brett, & Woodruff, 1996).

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