The contagious effect of dialogism with new technologies

Benzi Slakmon, Baruch B. Schwarz

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Most of the CSCL tools have been studied in short term interactions. Argunaut encapsulates many layers of ideas about dialogue and bears potential for dialogic education. In this paper, the intermittent use of Argunaut over a yearlong philosophy course is described. We focus on the trajectories of participation of two students. Two discursive phenomena are discussed: the transformation of a student, as a consequence of participation in a different group discussion, into a carrier of discursive norms previously unknown to its original peers; and the move into a multi-registered, double-voiced performance by another student. The role of the peers in these transformations is elaborated. The role of the tool Argunaut which was designed to support dialogic argumentation is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201319 Jun 2013


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