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ICT’s perspectives in context-driven learning initiatives: using a collaboration platform for research in primary education [r-libre/1568]

Chartofylaka, Lamprini; Fraser, Marc; Stockless, Alain; Psyché, Valéry, & Forissier, Thomas (2018). ICT’s perspectives in context-driven learning initiatives: using a collaboration platform for research in primary education. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Teaching, Education & Learning (ICRTEL 2018) (p. 19-20). Athens, Greece : The American College of Greece.

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Abstract: In the 21st century, creating better learning environments for students implies the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in didactic practices. As a matter of fact, the development of online tools such as Edmodo offers several opportunities for collaboration between classrooms around the globe. In this respect, the multi-iteration study “TEEC - Educational Technologies for Teaching in Context” makes use of computer-mediated environments, synchronous and asynchronous, within a didactic model of context-based learning approach between Guadeloupe and Québec. Our project focus on students’ investigations on scientific objects of study in diverse disciplines and in different educational levels. For two experimentations in elementary schools, focusing on sustainable development and linguistics, Edmodo platform was implemented as the asynchronous tool for communication among our participants aged 9-12 years old. This paper elucidates the opportunities and the challenges on adapting Edmodo as a supporting tool for sharing in context-driven learning initiatives. The Design-Based Research (DBR) methodology is used for studying and validating our science learning didactic approach. Hence, DBR principles are also applied to the assessment of Edmodo as an asynchronous platform within our two successive iterations in primary education. In accordance with the global learning objectives of the project, data collected, principally through group notes (messages, documents) in Edmodo, aims to identify patterns on students’ participation, engagement and interaction in an asynchronous mode. Additionally, our article is nurtured by observation notes concerning the introduction process and the implementation stage of Edmodo to our participants. Our ultimate objective is to provide insights on the use of Edmodo as an asynchronous digital workspace for collaboration and sharing in context-dependent learning situations in elementary education.
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Depositor: Psyché, Valéry
Owner / Manager: Valéry Psyché
Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 19:33
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 16:03

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