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Literacy Development and Learning Through Knowledge Building Technology in Canada’s Eastern Arctic: Educators’ Perspectives
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, Acadia University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Some educators in Canada's Eastern Arctic are currently part of of a project involving a knowledge-building computer software program, CSILE/Knowledge Forum. Over the course of the last five years, the software has been adopted in several northern schools. As a teacher involved in the implementation of the use of the software, I became interested in how the software enhanced knowledge building. Further, although literacy development is not an implicit aim of CSILE / Knowledge Forum, I became interested in how the use of the software impacts on the literacy learning of Inuit upper elementary students, learning in their second language of English. Interviews have been conducted. This paper reports on preliminary findings in a more extensive study which suggests that educators view a positive relationship between use of CSILE/Knowledge Forum, knowledge building and literacy development for Inuit children.

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Tumblin, E.J. (1999). Literacy Development and Learning Through Knowledge Building Technology in Canada’s Eastern Arctic: Educators’ Perspectives. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 349-355). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2019 from .

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