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“…Threaded discourse, which is the predominant Internet technology for idea exchange, has limited
value for this purpose. Typically, ideas are lodged within conversational threads, contributions
are unmodifiable, and there is no way of linking ideas in different threads or assimilating them
into larger wholes. By contrast, CSILE/Knowledge Forum®, a technology designed specifically
to support knowledge building, has these required provisions and scaffolding supports for idea
development, graphical means for viewing and reconstructing ideas from multiple perspectives,
means of joining discourses across communities, and a variety of other functions that contribute
to collaborative knowledge building…”

credit: pages 5&6, Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (in press). Knowledge Building. In Encyclopedia of Education,
Second Edition. New York: Macmillan Reference, USA.

…so the model of asynchronuous communication (New Media Model),  comes in by the use of threaded conversations
for student assessment and evaluation especially in project based pedagogies…


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