This study investigates the impacts of knowledge building on students' views on collaboration. Participants were 53 fifth graders. Data mainly came from students' online activities and pre-post interview with regard to students' view on collaboration. Findings indicate that engaging students in knowledge building helped broaden students' view of collaboration, enabling them to see collaboration not just from a task-driven, group-based perspective, but also from a more idea-centered perspective.
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010