Braincandy: A cloud-based platform providing students authentic, engaging, and safe spaces to articulate and refine oral argumentation

Kevin Close, J. Bryan Henderson

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Abstract

New standards call on educators to facilitate oral argumentation in the classroom, but many educators do not know how to create learning environments that support equitable and accessible spaces to share half-formed ideas and argue about their merits. In this deep dive interactive session tutorial, participants learned to use Braincandy, a cloud-based pedagogicallydriven application, to provide authentic, engaging, and safe spaces for their students to refine their arguments. This hands-on two-hour interactive session featured opportunities for participants to develop class material for themselves and a chance to practice using Braincandy to facilitate oral argumentation. Finally, on the basis of these experiences, participants played a role designing the next iteration of Braincandy by discussing the needs of the community regarding argumentation in the classroom and how to address them with tool like Braincandy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages887-890
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/18/176/22/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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