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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
This article describes the thinking behind the development of "Scholar," a "social knowledge" technology developed as part of a series of research and development projects at the University of Illinois. Seven pedagogical openings are identified in this article, possibilities for the creation of innovative learning environments…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Theory Practice Relationship, Electronic Learning
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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Olmanson, Justin; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In this article the authors examine motivational constructs through the lens of new media-supported educational efforts. By examining a range of online, new-media-based learning communities and instructional technologies, they analyze the ways in which motivation is positioned within the field of education, how ecologies of motivation embedded…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Learner Engagement
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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Bagley, Elizabeth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
This article explores the processes of writing in science and in particular the "complex performance" of writing a scientific argument. The article explores in general terms the nature of scientific argumentation in which the author-scientist makes claims, provides evidence to support these claims, and develops chains of scientific…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development