Using Posting Templates for Enhancing Students' Argumentative Elaborations in Learning Villages
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AbstractLearning Villages (L V) is a game-based computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) platform, which facilitates students' issue-based discussion in a massively multiplayer gaming environment to attain the goal of argumentative knowledge construction. However, such construction can be achieved only, if students Can make argumentative elaborations properly in order to benefit from CSCL. This paper discusses our research on the use of posting templates to enhance students' argumentative elaborations in LV. Seventy-four fifth-grade students and two of their teachers from two Hong Kong elementary, schools participated in the present study. Results confirm that posting templates, to a certain extent, could assist the students in constructing arguments containing reasons and grounds to rationalize and warrant these arguments. In addition to the provision of the posting templates, we also found students' face-to-face peer-sharing (facilitated by the teachers) could help them reach and sustain a relatively higher level of attainment of argumentative knowledge construction.
All Author(s) ListJong MSY, Chen WQ, Tse AWC, Lee FL, Zhou YX, Lee JHM
Name of Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning
Start Date of Conference17/11/2008
End Date of Conference19/11/2008
Place of ConferenceBanff
Country/Region of ConferenceCanada
Pages180 - 187
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesComputer Science; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence; Engineering; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

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