Daniel K. Schneider

Daniel K. Schneider
University of Geneva | UNIGE · Technologies of Formation and Training Unit (TECFA)

PhD
Retired, but I continue my "making" activities, as well as some training and consulting

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Introduction
Daniel K. Schneider is a former associate professor of educational technology at TECFA, a research and teaching unit in the faculty of psychology and education, University of Geneva. Holding a PhD in political science, he has been working in educational technology since 1988 and participated in various innovative pedagogical and technological projects. He has been a prime mover towards the introduction of creative pedagogical strategies and ICT technologies.
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October 1978 - present
University of Geneva
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (105)
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Educators generally find heterogeneity difficult to manage, perceive diversity as a problem, and often refer to categories. We consider that each learner is different and needs guidance and feed-back appropriate to his-her understanding as it develops. To get evidence of learning as it happens, we analyzed traces produced during learning activities...
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A long-term, research project in high school biology classes shows that students don't generally learn knowledge in the sequence that is presented, but by jumps more like filling in a mosaic - which finally completes if learning goes well. instruments will be presented, to measure what students have understood, /during/ progression (rather than at...
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Articuler émotion et raison dans la pensée critique Une nouvelle approche de design inspirée par les neuroscicences Résumé : La formation des opinions ne peut être comprise comme purement objective et logique. Elle est forte-ment influencée par l'empathie-émotionnelle ou cognitive. Nous proposons une nouvelle conceptualisation à la fois basée sur l...
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Cet article contribue à la réflexion sur l’acquisition de connaissances et de compétences en milieu informel via l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC). Il présente les résultats d’une étude ethnographique portant sur les processus d’apprentissage des professionnel-les de la vente et de la réparation des téléph...
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Bioscientific advances raise numerous new ethical dilemmas. Neuroscience research opens possibilities of tracing and even modifying human brain processes, such as decision-making, revenge, or pain control. Social media and science popularization challenge the boundaries between truth, fiction, and deliberate misinformation, calling for critical thi...
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STRUCTURED ABSTRACT The need for keeping science teachers up-to-date is stronger than ever, but science curricula and teaching is often still focused on outdated approaches and knowledge. We will discuss some of the strong forces that shape the transformations of knowledge from research to curriculum and to classroom - Chevallard (1991)’s Didactica...
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This contribution discusses a new approach to address the difficult question of keeping in- service secondary school teachers up-to-date with the continuous progress of biology research. Didactical Transposition (DT) theory (Chevallard, 1991) holds that that knowledge as it percolates from research into classrooms is transformed before it can be us...
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Ce manuel rédigé dans EduTechWiki s’adresse à tout chercheur débutant en technologie éducative. Vous apprendrez que l’activité de recherche est essentiellement cyclique et qu’elle nécessite de multiples boucles pour aboutir à un produit considéré comme fini. Vous comprendrez l’importance de développer un «bon sens» par rapport à la recherche plutôt...
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La formation des opinions ne peut être comprise comme purement objective et logique. Elle est forte- ment influencée par l’empathie - émotionnelle ou cognitive. Nous proposons une nouvelle conceptualisation à la fois basée sur le développement de l'empathie cognitive durant la formation des opinions et sur une bonne com- préhension des méthodes, co...
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Opinion building cannot be understood as objective and logical only and is strongly influenced by em-pathy -emotional or cognitive. We propose a new conceptualization focused on developing cognitive empathy during the processes of opinion building and a good understanding of the methods that leads to new educational design guidelines for critical o...
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Poster introducing the learning material about computational thinking in social sciences, created as part of the program "Reinforcing Digital Skills in Education". The material is in French and for beginners. More details available at https://tecfa.unige.ch/proj/ctss/
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In this article, we present a state of research in French on open and distance learning (ODL). It results from a manual thematic analysis of reading notes from 323 online scientific papers, mostly centered on the « distance » and « opening » aspects of ODL. Our results describe the history of ODL as the entanglement of pedagogy and mediation techno...
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This article presents the results of a field study on mobile ICT learning processes of repairers and vendors operating in the informal economy sector in Haiti. The main objective of this research was to study the emerging process of learning in an informal environment using mobile technologies employed alternately as a tool to learn and communicate...
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This article presents the results of a field study on mobile ICT learning processes of repairers and vendors operating in the informal economy sector in Haiti. The main objective of this research was to study the emerging process of learning in an informal environment using mobile technologies employed alternately as a tool to learn and communicate...
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This article presents the results of a field study on mobile ICT learning processes of repairers and vendors operating in the informal economy sector in Haiti. The main objective of this research was to study the emerging process of learning in an informal environment using mobile technologies employed alternately as a tool to learn and communicate...
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Cette contribution présente un retour d'expérience sur l'organisation d'un cours de Master en technologies éducatives visant à initier les étudiants à la pensée computationnelle à travers la conception, le développement et le déploiement de petites applications web interactives. Inséré dans un contexte de formation hybride, avec des longues période...
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L'introduction de la conception et la fabrication assistées par ordinateur (CFAO) est préconisée afin de sensibiliser les enfants à la pensée « design » mais également pour introduire divers sujets informatiques de façon plus authentique et ouverte aux disciplines des sciences humaines. La CFAO pédagogique est pour le moment très focalisée sur l'im...
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Version obsolète. Voir la nouvelle. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340479471_Manuel_de_recherche_en_technologie_educative DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15100.28801
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La science citoyenne 1 est une forme de science participative dans laquelle se forme un partenariat entre chercheur·e·s et grand public pour collecter et analyser des données (Cohn, 2008 ; Haklay, 2013 ; Silvertown, 2009). Grâce aux technologies web et mobiles, elle se développe depuis une décennie sur des formats numériques. Baptisée « citizen cyb...
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In the context of citizen cyberscience, creativity is generally thought to be positive and should be encouraged. When volunteers think “outside of the box” they bring their own unique perspectives to scientific problems and generate new ideas. In some cases, creativity can even lead to new scientific discoveries. However there are still many unansw...
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This paper focuses on an unexplored dimension of Citizen Science: the educational potential of Volunteer Computing (VC). VC has been one of the most popular forms of Citizen Science, since its beginnings from 1997, when the first VC platforms, such as SETI@home, were created. Participation in VC is based on volunteers donating their idle computer r...
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Citizen Cyberscience (CCS) projects are online projects that engage participants with no necessary prior scientific experience in online tasks of very varied types and that contribute to the scientific research in different domains. Many research studies confirm the usefulness of CCS projects to researchers while less has been done to explore their...
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Analytics tools have been widely used over the last years for the development of web-based application and services. Analytics data allows improving user interfaces through planning, executing, and evaluating actions intended to increase user engagement. Measuring and improving user engagement in citizen science projects is not different from other...
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Dual systems of vocational training address procedural and conceptual knowledge in different contexts, the workplace and the professional school. Apprentices do often not succeed in integrating both types of knowledge. This lack can lead to motivation problems, missing cross-context knowledge transfer, and problems to develop a professional identit...
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Aim: The aim of this research is to develop a comprehensive evaluation framework involving all actors in a higher education blended learning (BL) program. Background: BL evaluation usually either focuses on students, faculty, technological or institutional aspects. Currently, no validated comprehensive monitoring tool exists that can support int...
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Varying learning activities beyond existing LMS’s can improve the learning experience [1]. However, managing student interactions and productions across multiple platforms can be very time consuming. This contribution proposes a novel approach to monitor student productions on varied online platforms, such as social networks, Wiki pages, Google Doc...
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Online citizen science projects have demonstrated their usefulness for research, however little is known about the potential benefits for volunteers. We conducted 39 interviews (28 volunteers, 11 researchers) to gain a greater understanding of volunteers' motivations, learning and creativity (MLC). In our MLC model we explain that participating and...
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L'apprentissage en sciences peut être conceptualisé comme un processus où les concepts naïfs des étudiants sont progressivement affinés. Comprendre les chemins qui suivent cette progression est crucial pour la conception d'environnements d'apprentissage, pour réguler les activités et dans l'évaluation. De nombreux dispositifs reposent sur l'idée im...
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Training novice researchers in research methodology requires taking into account their research conceptions. This pilot study was conducted next to the training of seize doctoral applicants from the MIRRTICE doctoral incubator. It reports results gathered with the French version of the Students’ Conceptions of Research Inventory (Meyer et al., 2005...
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Can we imagine that learners, in particular in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, could become active “connectivist” information workers that are able to manage information density, to contribute to organized knowledge and be part of extended communities of practice? As it stands today, social practice is fragmented, e.g., workplac...
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Nous présentons une méthode permettant d’évaluer la progression conceptuelle des apprenants en analysant les versions successives de leurs productions dans un espace d'écriture partagée. Nous mesurons l’évolution des modèles explicatifs exprimés dans le texte des élèves en reportant sur une carte conceptuelle l’apparition des concepts et des liens...
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Empirical data on learners’ conceptual progression is required to design curricula and guide students. In this paper, we present the Reference Map Change Coding (RMCC) method for revealing students’ progression at a fine-grained level. The method has been developed and tested through the analysis of successive versions of the productions of eight c...
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Dans cette étude exploratoire, nous présentons et discutons une méthode de visualisation physique constructive pour contribuer à la gestion de projets de thèses. Un(e) thésard(e) reçoit un grand plateau LEGO avec un mélange de briques spécifiques fabriquées avec une imprimante 3D et des briques standard. Il/elle peut créer des visualisations corpor...
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This research concerns the design, implementation and evaluation of a blended training course for interpreter trainers. Complex issues pertaining to professional development in a rich web-based learner-centered environment are addressed. Findings confirm a socio- constructivist design within which learners developed the expected skills and knowledg...
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Citizen Science (CS) refers to a form of research collaboration that engages volunteers without formal scientific training in contributing to empirical scientific projects. Virtual Citizen Science (VCS) projects engage participants in online tasks. VCS has demonstrated its usefulness for research, however little is known about its learning potentia...
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Acquisition of scientific reasoning is one of the big challenges in education. A popular educational strategy advocated for acquiring deep knowledge is inquiry-based learning, which is driven by emerging ‘good questions’. This study will address the question: ‘Which design features allow learners to refine questions while preserving student ownersh...
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Vocational education usually alternates traditional concept-based learning and practical workplace training. The articulation between these two learning settings, considered key for sustainable learning, represents often a challenge for apprentices. This research proposes to use writing and peer-feedback as mediating tools to support learners in ar...
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The articulation of school and workplace settings represents one of the main problems encountered by vocational education (VET) schools all over Europe. The aim of this poster is to present the implementation of a Design-Based Research (DBR) approach investigating possible ways to address this issue in the initial VET context. DBR is an iterative d...
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La recherche présentée ici explore le potentiel de l’utilisation d’un EIAH basé sur un wiki, pour faire face aux difficultés rencontrées par les apprentis en formation professionnelle initiale dans l’articulation de l’expérience pratique de stage avec les notions théoriques enseignées à l’école. Une étude quasi-expérimentale a été menée dans une éc...
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We describe a framework and an implementation of learning process analytics for both learners and teachers to enhance a self-study class on psychological and educational theory. The environment is implemented in a Semantic MediaWiki using Semantic Forms and Semantic Result Formats. The design is in early development, but it is deployed and operatio...
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Hybrid courses for trainers remain a central question in educational technologies. This design-based research project describes and evaluates the design and the implementation of a hybrid learning environment for interpreter trainers. Development of the design and the learning environment was based on whole scale and rapid prototyping design models...
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Research question and theoretical Framework This research explores the potential of individual writing combined with peer feedback to promote experience sharing and professional development of apprentices in initial vocational education. Vocational education usually combines traditional concept-based school learning with practical workplace traini...
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Cette recherche explore le potentiel de l’écriture collaborative et du partage d’expérience pour promouvoir le développement professionnel des apprentis en formation initiale en alternance. Cette étude, menée dans une école d’assistants en soins et santé communautaire, évalue l’impact d’une activité de formation impliquant la description d’une situ...
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The purpose of this contribution is to discuss conceptual issues and challenges related to the integration of emotional agents in the design of computer-based learning environments and to propose a framework for the discussion of future research. We review some emotion theories and computational models that have been developed in cognitive science...
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La formation professionnelle organisée selon un mode dual est le modèle dominant en Suisse. Ce modèle est caractérisé par une alternance entre pratique dans une entreprise et enseignement traditionnel, deux terrains qu’on tente de rapprocher. La Leading House Technologies for Vocational Training - Dual-T, dont l’étude présentée ici fait partie, con...
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This paper will present work done and currently being further explored in the development of computer-supported tools, pedagogical methods and instructional designs to scaffold and enable conceptual change through written argumentation. The results of the design-based research and development conducted so far will be presented, as well as future pe...
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This paper describes the design of various scenarios implemented with Mediawiki software. After discussing four case studies, we present and discuss pedagogical and technical design guidelines. This contribution is part of a long-term research and development program to design, implement and evaluate the use of ICT to support integrated scenarios f...
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In vocational education, a challenging issue is to help apprentices build integrated knowledge from workplace training and school teaching. The present research proposes a learning design in which apprentices are required to write with a reciprocal peer-tutoring approach about situations they encountered on the workplace in order to help building s...
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The present study investigated the effect of scaffolding in a learning design in which apprentices were asked to reuse workplace experience to comment on peers' written productions. Apprentices were asked to perform an authentic workplace task, to explain how they got to the solution and then to comment on a peer's solution. Two conditions of scaff...
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This paper explores the benefits of repertory grid technique (RGT) for research on educational design systems. We identified several avenues for research, e.g. comparative analysis of families of design languages; global analysis of approaches, languages and systems; needs analysis; identification of constructs that dominate the thinking of various...
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Dual-T project investigates how ICT can support learning activities involving sharing and reflection about professional experience in order to harmonize school learning with practical experience. In this study we tested the effects of low and high scaffolding on collaborative writing activities on professional procedures. We expected longer, more c...
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The Swiss Leading House: Technologies for Vocational Training project (Dual-T) investigates ICT-suppor ted learning scenarios in vocational training to improv e integration between school and workplace. We shall report deployment and usability issues from our initial ex perience using the ELGG social software with dental care assistants. We report...
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Extrait (!) de matériel d’enseignement pour un séminaire d’introduction à la démarche et aux méthodes de recherche. • Public: Etudiant(e)s en sciences sociales, technologies éducatives, etc. • Ce matériel est destiné à un enseignement en salle de classe ! • Vous pouvez l’utiliser pour un éventuel auto-apprentissage, mais de façon limitée. • La mati...
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Extrait (!) de matériel d’enseignement pour un séminaire d’introduction à la démarche et aux méthodes de recherche. • Public: Etudiant(e)s en sciences sociales, technologies éducatives, etc. • Ce matériel est destiné à un enseignement en salle de classe ! • Vous pouvez l’utiliser pour un éventuel auto-apprentissage, mais de façon limitée. • La mati...
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Certaines caractéristiques de l'activité d'enseignement, notamment cognitives, ne sont pas assez prises en compte dans l'élaboration des langages de modélisation pédagogique (LMP). En effet, ces derniers présupposent que toute situation d'enseignement est statique, découpable et aisément descriptible, ce qui est démenti par les résultats de la rech...
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Recent interest for rich activity-based pedagogies that originate from various socio- constructivist schools of thought is tied up to the goal of creating deeper, better integrated and applicable knowledge. Students are expected to become better general problem solvers and group workers while their teachers are under pressure to make learning more...
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Abstract Der Autor TECFA, Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’Education, Université de Genève
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Résumé: La vague du "e-learning" accompagnée d'une prolifération de plate-formes "pédagogiques" favorise la "transmission de contenus" et la tendance à mettre l'enseignant en arrière-plan. Cette approche a ses mérites pour des enseignements d'appui mais n'a pas grand intérêt lorsqu'il s'agit d'améliorer la qualité des enseignements présentiels. Le...
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This article presents EVA_pm, a scaffolding environment for students' projects. It's a constructivist environment that aims to scaffold Project-Based Learning (PBL) strategies (from the management of the students assignments up to the writing of their final report), to improve their effectiveness and serve as a reflection tool to help students deve...
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While there are dozens of "e-learning" platforms, not many systems support the "orchestration" of rich socio-constructivistic learning scenarios. We suggest to explore the pedagogical potential of the increasingly popular portals we call "Community, Content and Collaboration Management Systems" and we present our work strategy.
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Is the concept of 'virtual learning environment' just a popular label to describe any educational software? No, the concept includes several interesting features that justify the use of a specific label. We review these features in the first part of our contribution. Do these features guarantee pedagogical effects? No, we review in the second some...