Collaborative writing in a software game: re-enacting a Vygotskian Design

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Thomas Hansson, Loba van Heugten
Title: Collaborative writing in a software game: re-enacting a Vygotskian Design
Journal: Advanced Technology for Learning
Year: 2006
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Pagination: 22-28
ISSN: 1710-2251
Publisher: Acta Press
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
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http://www.bth.se/mam/
Language: English
Abstract: A pilot study at a rural Danish school explores a virtual world during English lessons. The objective of applying a Vygotskian experimental design to the study is to investigate the potential of software, interaction between pupils, and integration between classroom and computer room activities. Focus of research is on developmental practices and learning processes formed by a virtual didactic. The objective is to study how such an approach motivates pupils to improve their English in the framework of a net-based computer game.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: computer aided instruction, computer games, groupware, virtual reality, collaborative writing, software game, virtual world, English lessons, Vygotskian experimental design, software potential, virtual didactic, net-based computer game
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