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We first of all looked at online forums in the context of IGGY our network for bright pupils at:

https://www.iggy.net

Marina’s presentation is attached here:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313680175_Why_and_how_to_analyse_online_discussions_-_Looking_for_arguments

Perhaps the most interesting part of the discussion was articulating our interpretations of sample texts: for example what did we see in the text? how far could this interpretation come from the text and how much was this us bringing our own framework to it? We were also able to find out more about IGGY itself.

Michael looked more at frameworks for analysis talking and putting some of this in context. The presentation is attached:

Some of these discussion can be explored further in the following and I have awlays found Austin below has offered a model for supporting reasoned argument in potnetially divisive contexts.

Austin, R. (2006). The role of ICT in bridge‐building and social inclusion: theory, policy and practice issues. European Journal of Teacher Education, 29(2), 145-161.

Meanwhile some of the more general literature on content analysis includes:

De Wever, B., Schellens, T., Valcke, M. et al. (2006) Content analysis schemes to analyze transcripts of online asynchronous discussion groups: A review. Computers & Education, 46 (1), 6-28.

Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T. & Archer, W. (2001). Critical thinking, cognitive presence, and computer conferencing in distance education. American Journal of Distance Education, 15(1), 7-23.

Gunawardena, C., Hermans, M., Sanchez, D., Richmond, C., Bohley, M., & Tuttle, R. (2009). A theoretical framework for building online communities of practice with social networking tools. Educational Media International, 46(1), 3-16.

Gunawardena, C., Lowe, C., & Anderson, T. (1997). Analysis of a global online debate and the development of an interaction analysis model for examining social construction of knowledge in computer conferencing. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 17(4), 397-431.

Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Wikipedia, Critical Social Theory, and the Possibility of Rational Discourse, The Information Society, 25(1), 38-59.

Henri, F. (1992). Computer conferencing and content analysis. In A. Kaye (Ed.), Collaborative Learning through Computer Conferencing (pp. 117-136). Berlin: Springer.

Mason, R., & Kaye, A. (1989). Mindweave: Communication, computers and distance education. Oxford: Pergamon.

Rheingold, H. (2008). Using participatory media and public voice to encourage civic engagement. In W. Bennett (Ed.), Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth (pp. 97-118). Ma, USA: MIT Press.

Salmon, G., Nie, M., & Edirisingha, P. (2010). Developing a five-stage model of learning in Second Life. Educational Research, 52(2), 169-182.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2006). Knowledge building: Theory, pedagogy, and technology. In K. Sawyer (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences (pp. 97-118 ). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Schwarz, B., & De Groot, R. (2007). Argumentation in a changing world. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2(2-3), 297-313.

Stahl, G. (2005). Group cognition in computer-assisted collaborative learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21(2), 79-90.

Stahl, G. (2011). How a virtual math team structured its problem solving. Paper presented at the International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011) Hong Kong, China.

And these papers give more on where my interest in online disucssion has come from:

Hammond, M. (2016) How ideas of transformative learning can inform academic blogging, International Journal of Transformative Research, 3(1): 33-40. [online] http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijtr

Hammond, M. (in press) What is an online community? A new definition based around commitment, connection, reciprocity, interaction, agency, and consequences. International Journal of Web-Based Communities

Hammond, M. (online first) Online collaboration and cooperation: The recurring importance of evidence, rationale and viability, Education and Information Technology.

Hammond, M. (2015) A Habermasian perspective on joint meaning making online: what does it offer and what are the difficulties?, Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 10, 3, pp 223-237.

I have looked at Trump and post truth in this recent blog

https://mickhammond.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/post-truth-and-a-good-argument/

Finally Emma has pointed us to her web page where exmaples of her thinking about educational philisophy can be found:

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/staff/emmawilliams/