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Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning


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About this book


This book proposes and validates an information flow approach to analyzing knowledge co-construction and predicting group performance in the context of collaborative learning. In addition, it highlights the importance of socially shared regulation in collaborative learning, and illustrates in detail how it can be analyzed and promoted.

The book investigates several innovative examples, including: Methodological approaches to studying and analyzing knowledge building and regulation in collaborative learning; Social software tools for capturing the dynamics of knowledge building and regulation in collaborative learning; Collective regulatory mechanisms to scaffold socially shared regulation in real-life collaborative learning; and Scripts and interventions to facilitate effective and productive collaborative learning on the basis of several case studies.

The original methodological contributions to the analysis of knowledge building and scaffolding socially shared regulation make this an essential read for anyone interested in collaborative learning. This book will also be of interest to a wide audience of researchers, teachers, and students in the field of collaborative learning, as well as the rapidly growing community of people investigating how collaborative learning can be effectively used in education.


Co-regulation Computer-supported Collaborative Learning Interaction Analysis Knowledge Construction Knowledge Convergence Knowledge Elaboration Peer-tutor Role Assignment Socially Shared Regulation Teachers’ Guidance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Dr. Lanqin Zheng currently works as an assistant professor and supervisor for postgraduate at the School of Educational Technology in Beijing Normal University. She received her PhD from Beijing Normal University, China. Dr. Lanqin Zheng is also a postdoctoral fellow at Athabasca University, Canada. Her research interests include computer supported collaborative learning, learning analytics, smart learning environment, and instructional design.

Dr. Lanqin Zheng has published about 50 refereed journal papers, book, book chapters, and international conference papers. Now, she serves as an assistant editor of Smart Learning Environment journal. She also serves as program committee members of many international conferences, such as ICALT2015 and ICSLE2015, ICSLE2014, and so on. Before, she was scientific committee member of international workshop on learning analytics (IWLA 2013) and finical chair of ICALT2013. She was also organization committee secretary of many international conferences, such as TEL2011, CSCL Post-Conference 2011, summer school for doctor candidates in educational technology in 2011, ICHL2010, ADMA2009, WMUTE2008, CATE2007, ICCE2006, and GCCCE/NEIF2002.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Authors Lanqin Zheng
  • Series Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1970-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9491-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1972-2
  • Series ISSN 2366-1658
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-1666
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 161
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
    Computers and Education
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