Bridging School and Home: Students’ Engagement with Technology-Rich Activities


Cheng, B. H., Villalba, S., Schwartz, D. L., Chin, D. B., Lundh, P, & Joshi, A. (2009). Bridging school and home: Students’ engagement with technology-rich activities. In C. O’Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann & A. Dimitracopoulou (Eds.) Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Practices: Proceedings of CSCL 2009. International Society of the Learning Sciences. 123-125.


This poster describes ongoing work that examines students use of a computer-based learning environment designed to bridge school and out-of-school learning contexts by incorporating affordances of both formal and informal learning settings. Data presented illustrate sixth grade students’ use of online chat in class and at home and present an initial examination of chat interactions (in both mixed-gender and single-gender peer groups) while their agents are involved in a competitive game.

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