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Appropriating the use of a Moo for collaborative learning
Department of Computer Sciences, DSV, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems.
2003 (English)In: Interacting with computers, ISSN 0953-5438, Vol. 15, no 6, 759-781 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study presents an analysis of the activities of professional teachers while they use a text-based computer-mediated communication system called a Moo. The teachers, who are geographically distributed, attend a professional training course in education and information technology. The focus is on the appropriation process with regard to using the artifact within their learning and teaching activity. In order to analyze this process, participants' text-based communication was logged and the data was treated both quantitatively and qualitatively. We found that interaction through the artifact brings a modification in the organization of the classroom discourse and in particular in the teachers' communication schemes. We observed that the teachers-as-students attending the online training used the artifact mainly for the establishment and maintenance of relationships. They appropriated the features of the artifact that allowed them to 'talk' and exchange personal experiences rather easily. They did not however, elaborate online information shared with the others. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2003. Vol. 15, no 6, 759-781 p.
Keyword [en]
Artefact, Collaborative learning, Instrument, Instrumental genesis, Moo, Schemes, Text-based discussions, Use
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46375DOI: 10.1016/j.intcom.2003.09.007OAI: diva2:267271
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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