Yotam Hod

Yotam Hod
University of Haifa | haifa · Department of Learning and Instructional Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
University of Haifa
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2014 - November 2015
University of Haifa
Position
  • Director Future Learning Spaces

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Publications (47)
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Purpose Enculturation is a central and defining idea within socioculturally minded research that informs the design of school learning environments. Now, three decades since the idea has emerged in the field, the authors believe it is time to reflect on it because of several ambiguities that have emerged from its use, which is the purpose of this s...
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Fast-moving changes to society as part of the digital age are posing new educational challenges that require students to be flexible, adaptive, and growth-oriented. Humanistic knowledge building communities (HKBCs) are a growth promoting pedagogy, suitable to address these challenges. Yet, the way that students’ identities as knowledge builders are...
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This study builds on views of identity as jointly accomplished stories about people expressed through interpersonal relations as they participate in learning communities. Specifically, we suggest a framework that introduces the notion of identity artifacts – Shared resources in the public sphere about participants' lives. We analyzed a blended, hum...
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Knowledge Building Communities (KBCs) are principled-based, interactive learning environments designed to scaffold higher levels of student agency and the formulation of goals and questions stemming from students’ knowledge-building needs. The design of KBCs is guided by a set of 12 principles that have been examined across hundreds of studies. Alt...
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Contemporary educational research has increasingly pointed to socioemotional dimensions of learning as important in promoting academic progress and sociocognitive developments. Epistemic Network Analysis, a methodology for producing quantitative ethnographies based on complex learning environments, has only begun to examine socioemotional facets of...
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This research examines small group collaboration on the Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox, an interactive, real-time topographical simulator that provides a color layer of augmentation showing depths and height, contour lines, and hydrology vis-a-vis the terrain of sand in a box. Prior research has focused on AR Sandbox activity designs, outcome measu...
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With the aim of understanding sociocognitive and socioemotional hybridity in learning spaces, we examined a semester‐long learning community where students were given the freedom to advance their epistemological and social agendas across face‐to‐face and online settings. We collected and analyzed 1,780 online notes written by students throughout th...
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Learning in a networked society is presented in this symposium with the basic assumption that “schooling” and “society” cannot be considered as separate entities and should bring together the theoretical and practical tools of scientists in both the social and educational sciences. Despite the powerful potential for cross-fostering of ideas between...
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A major perspective within research on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) approaches learning as a cultural practice and considers the implications of this on the way classroom learning environments are designed. Often referred to as authentic learning, many innovative approaches to the design of learning environments come with the in...
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The digital age has fostered the rapid dissemination of Future Learning Spaces within the educational sector. Empirical studies examining learning processes relevant for the digital age within FLSs are needed, as scholarship has heretofore been overly reliant on anecdotal evidence or has struggled to keep up with innovative pedagogies. In an effort...
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Seeking to promote science communication, civic engagement, and informal education, citizen science is a genre of research that connects scientists and non-scientists around projects involving science. This meeting point creates opportunities for potential benefits to both sides. Scientists may advance their research and obtain prestigious funding...
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Future learning spaces (FLSs) have become a topic of immense interest as educational researchers and practitioners have reconceptualized learning in the networked society. This dual interest is vital as the scientific field has been fragmented across disciplines on this topic while in practice billions of dollars are being spent but often fail to a...
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Instructional approaches in higher education that foster learning based on internal values are required with the enrollment of wider and more diverse audiences. The current study explores this challenge with a focus on the relationship between students’ learning cultures and the way instructors’ view them. We interviewed 76 students and six instruc...
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New forms of data, data visualisation and human interaction with data are changing radically and rapidly. As a result, what it means to be data literate is also changing. In the big data era, people should not simply be passive recipients of data-based reports. They need to become active data explorers who can plan for, acquire, manage, analyse, an...
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This squib continues the ongoing conversation put forward by Wise and Schwarz around the direction and future of CSCL. We focus here on the question of whether or not CSCL should seek to make educational change. Here, we take the affirmative position by conceptualizing the network of design-centric research practice partnerships. We illustrate how...
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This study attends the learning sciences to the work of Carl Rogers and his person-centered therapy and education. Building on claims that knowledge building communities are idea-centered, as well as recent research in this area that has looked at learning holistically, we examine the notion of a ‘humanistic knowledge building community’ as an inte...
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Research on learning communities has been largely influenced by the sociocultural turn in educational scholarship approximately three decades ago. Here, we present a wider history of research and practice on learning communities as we revisit this highly generative and central topic in the learning sciences. Using this to frame our perspective, we...
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This study explores the role that failure can play in the development of classroom learning communities that seek to enculturate students into the creative collaboration practices involved in knowledge building cultures. We investigated an innovative course for graduate students in an educational technologies program where students were given progr...
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This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This sixth report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. To produce it, a group of academics at the Institute of...
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As institutions invest time and money into constructing or redesigning spaces to meet educational goals of the innovation age, it is prudent for designers to be guided by lessons learned from research. Based on a synthesis of four leading future learning spaces, a novel conceptualization is offered here to advance both scholarship and practice of f...
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This symposium presents our efforts to reconceptualize learning spaces from their traditional notions as bound and immutable to a view in which the physical and social boundaries are flexible and dynamically connected to the learning itself. We present the work from five international research centers that consider space as a multi-dimensional medi...
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The sociocultural perspective is one of the key ideas of the Learning Sciences. For the field to sustain and expand its collective knowledge and practices, it is vital to enculturate sociocultural thinking to new generations of scholars and practitioners. In this short paper, we advance this goal by investigating the way students who study the Lear...
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The purpose of this workshop is to advance conceptions of learning communities by considering exciting new lines of research on them. While learning communities such as Brown and Campione's Communities of Learners (CoL, 1994) and Scardamalia and Bereiter's Knowledge Building Communities (KBCs, 1994) are foundational ideas in the learning sciences,...
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One key aspect of the educational transformation into the modern era has been the transition of spaces from being immutable to negotiable. In light of the technological, pedagogical, and theoretical innovations that have accompanied this transformation, this international panel discussion brings together five leading researcher centers that conside...
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This research shows how participants in classroom learning communities (LCs) come to take responsibility over designing their collaborative learning norms. Taking a micro-developmental perspective within a graduate-level course, we examined fine-grained changes in group discourse during a period of rapid change where this responsibility taking occu...
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We envision building an ongoing, international research collaboration on learning communities (IRCLC) composed of researchers who are interested in studying LCs. Given this goal, the purpose of this workshop is to bring together active researchers who study LCs, in all their forms, to better understand the past, present, and future of this central...
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This poster describes and analyzes linked reading and writing through the use of Wikilinks to promote socio-constructivist learning within a technology-enhanced classroom learning community (TCLC). The course under research is a graduate course designed as a TCLC supported by a Wiki collaborative editing environment. We conduct a micro-analysis of...
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The aim of this study is to investigate learners’ transforming participation as they enter and engage in a learning community. To do this, we investigated the micro-development of two students’ learning and collaborative practices in the context of a unique learning community that was fostered within a graduate level course. Interpretations of the...
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This theoretical paper presents a framework adapted from group psychotherapy (GP) for teaching and learning about computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The framework is used both in the design of a learning community and to explain how aspects of learning occur within it. The design, which we enacted in a graduate level course that taug...
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This paper presents a case study of an exemplary blended graduate classroom learning community that showed students taking responsibility over their own collaborative learning. Specifically, the group went through a stage of productive subjective failure before intentionally deciding to explicate and negotiate their own group norms. This transition...
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This case study describes, analyzes, and elucidates students' developing understanding of technology-enhanced classroom learning communities (TCLCs). Recognizing that an important aspect of students’ developing understanding is enculturation, where students transform their participation to build competency within the TCLC culture, this research als...

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