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Journal Articles

Peters, V. L., & Hewitt, J. (in press). An analysis of student practices in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. Computers & Education. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.030

Hewitt, J., Brett, C., & Peters, V. (2007). Scan Rate: A new metric for the analysis of reading behaviours in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. American Journal of Distance Education,  21(4), 215-231.

Book Chapters

Peters, V. L., & Slotta, J. D. (in press). Scaffolding knowledge communities in the classroom: New opportunities in the Web 2.0 era. In M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Eds.), Designs for learning environments of the future. Springer.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

Peters, V. L., & Slotta, J. D. (2009). Co-designing curricula to promote collaborative knowledge construction in secondary school science. In C. O'Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann, & A. Dimitracopoulou (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference (pp. 204-213). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Peters, V. L., & Slotta, J. D. (2008). Building wiki-based pedagogical scripts for knowledge communities. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2008 (pp. 237-244). International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.

Slotta, J. D., & Peters, V. L. (2008). A blended model for knowledge communities: Embedding scaffolded inquiry. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2008 (pp. 343-350). International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.

Peters, V. L., & Hewitt, J. (2007). Student competition in asynchronous computer conferencing courses. In C. Chinn, G. Erkens & S. Puntambeker (Eds.) Proceedings of the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference, Volume 8 (pp. 589-591). New Brunswick, NJ: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Hewitt, J., & Peters, V. L. (2007). The relationship between student interaction and message readability in asynchronous online discussions. In C. Chinn, G. Erkens & S. Puntambeker (Eds.) Proceedings of the Biennial Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference, Volume 8 (pp. 289-291). New Brunswick, NJ: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Peters, V. L., & Hewitt, J. (2006). Students perspectives of competition in asynchronous computer-mediated conferencing. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 445-459). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2006). Collaboration in computer-mediated conferencing courses. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 441-444). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Hewitt, J., & Peters, V. (2006). Using wikis to support knowledge building in a graduate education course. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 2200-2204). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Robertson, O., Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2006). To group or not to group: A question for distance learning. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 460-467). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Hewitt, J., Peters, V., & Brett, C. (2006). Using wiki technologies as an adjunct to computer conferencing in a graduate teacher education course. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 2240-2243). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Peters, V. & Hewitt, J. (2005). An Analysis of Student Practices in Asynchronous Computer Conferencing Environments. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 778-785). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Conference Papers

Peters, V. L., & Slotta, J. D. (2009, April). Scripting a collaborative curriculum for high school biology: A co-design approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Peters, V. L, & Hewitt, J. (2009, April). Using wikis to support collaborative inquiry in a graduate-level distance education course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Slotta, J. D., & Peters, V. L. (2009, April). A rich framework for knowledge communities in secondary science. In J. D. Slotta (Chair), New technology supports for authentic science inquiry, practice, and assesment in the classroom. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Peters, V., & Slotta, J. D. (2008, March). Connecting Knowledge Building With Scripted Activities in a Secondary School Biology Classroom: A Case Study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Peters, V., & Slotta, J. D. (2007, August). Co-designing a knowledge building activity with secondary school teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Toronto, ON.

Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2007, May). The Relationship Between Student Interaction and Message Readability in Asynchronous Online Discussions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Saskatoon, SK.

Hewitt, J., & Peters, V. (2007, May). A Large-Scale Quantitative Analysis of Instructor Modeling in Asynchronous Computer Conferencing Environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Saskatoon, SK.

Hewitt, J., & Peters, V. (2007, April).  The Relationship Between Teacher and Student Practices in Seminar-Based, Asynchronous Computer Conferencing Courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Peters, V. (2007, March). Student Interaction and Message Readability in Computer Mediated Conferencing Courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference, Toronto, ON.

Peters, V. (2006, August). Intercultural dynamics in online courses: Challenges to knowledge building. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Toronto, ON.

Peters, V. (2006, May). Interpersonal dynamics and peer learning in computer mediated conferencing courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Toronto, ON.

Hewitt, J., Brett, C., & Peters, V. (2006, April). A new metric for the analysis of reading behaviours in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Hewitt, J., Brett, C., & Peters, V. (2006, May). An analysis of scanning behaviours in asynchronous computer conference environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, York University, Toronto, CA.

Peters, V., & Hewitt,  J. (2006, August). Interpersonal dynamics in online courses: Challenges to knowledge building. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Toronto, ON.

Peters, V. (2006, March). Community and cooperation in asynchronous computer-mediated conferencing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Hewitt, J., Brett, C., & Peters, V. (2005, August). The scan rate metric: A new measure of reading activity in knowledge building environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Toronto, ON.

Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2005, August). Impediments to knowledge building in computer mediated conferencing courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2005, April). An analysis of student practices in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Peters, V. (2004, May). Preparing students for computer-mediated communication: Making the online transition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Peters, V., & Hewitt, J. (2004, May). An analysis of student practices in asynchronous computer conferencing environments: Implications for Knowledge Building. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

Peters, V. (2004, March). An analysis of student practices in asynchronous computer conferencing environments: Implications for distance education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference, Toronto, ON. Canada.

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