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Inquiry in a Networked World - Designing, facilitating and experiencing networked inquiry
P. Levy and P. McKinney (eds)P. Levy, P. McKinney (eds), University of SheffieldUniversity of Sheffield,

This is a book-length PDF from the Third "Learning Through Inquiry Alliance (LTEA) Conference: Inquiry in a Networked World." Good Saturday morning reading. The content is a bit uneven, but there's a lot of good material in this volume on the intersection of e-learning and enquiry- (or inquiry-) based learning. In particular, I want to highlight:

* David Hodge,, on attributes of the student as scholar.
- active critical thinking
- research skills
- self-authorship
Also (table 2) the set of literacies expected of a 'student as scholar'.

* Brayshaw and Gordon's list of other learning approaches which are common in computer science

* Ivan Moore, on conceptualizing autonomous learning: "They can identify their learning goals their learning processes and how they will evaluate and use their learning
- They have well-founded conceptions of learning
- They have a range of learning approaches and skills
- They can organize their learning
- They have good information processing skills."

* Christopher David Thomson,, on tools for managing enquiry-based learning (includes an analysis of the information required to be managed by these tools)

* Jamie Wood on the extensive list of skills learned through extra-curricular enquiry learning (it's worth, in my view, comparing these skills with what is tested in traditional standardized testing)
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