Publications

Recent Journal Papers

Chen, B., & Zhang, J. (2016). Analytics for Knowledge Creation: Towards Agency and Design-Mode ThinkingJournal of Learning Analytics, 3(2),  139–163.

Vokatis, B., & Zhang, J. (2016). The Professional Identity of Three Innovative Teachers Engaging in Sustained Knowledge Building Using TechnologyFrontline Learning Research: An Official Journal of EARLI, 4 (1), 58-77.

Zhang, J., & Sun, Y. (2011). Reading for idea advancement in a grade 4 knowledge building community. Instructional Science, 39 (4), 429-452.

Zhang, J., Hong, H.-Y., Scardamalia, M., Toe, C., & Morley, E. (2011). Sustaining knowledge building as a principle-based innovation at an elementary school. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 20 (2), 262–307.

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2010). Developing deep understanding and literacy while addressing a gender-based literacy gap. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 36(1).

Hong, H-Y., Scardamalia, M., Zhang, J. (2010). Knowledge Society Network: Toward a dynamic, sustained network for building knowledge. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 36(1). Online available at: http://www.cjlt.ca

Gan, Y., Scardamalia, M., Hong, H-Y., & Zhang, J. (2010). Early development of graphical literacy through knowledge building. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 36(1). Online available at: http://www.cjlt.ca

Zhang, J. (2010). Technology-supported learning innovation in cultural contexts. ETR&D (Educational Technology Research & Development ), 58 (2), 229-243. (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com) ( 2010 Award for Outstanding Journal Article in ETR&D from the International Division of Association for Educational Communications and Technology)

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2010). Knowledge building and vocabulary growth over two years, Grades 3 and 4. Instructional Science, 38 (2), 247-271.

Zhang, J. (2009). Towards a creative social Web for learners and teachers. Educational Researcher, 38, 274-279.

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Reeve, R., & Messina, R. (2009). Designs for collective cognitive responsibility in knowledge building communities. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 18(1), 7–44.

Zhao, Y., Zhang, G., Yang, W., Kirkland, D.E., Han, X., Zhang, J. (2008). A comparative study of educational research in China and the United States. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 28 (1), 1 – 17.

Zhang, J. (2007). A cultural look at information and communication technologies in Eastern education. Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), 55(3), 301-314.

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Lamon, M., Messina, R., & Reeve, R. (2007). Socio-cognitive dynamics of knowledge building in the work of nine- and ten-year-olds. Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), 55(2), 117–145. (Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award in the Field of Instructional Design, from AECT)

Zhang, J., Chen , Q., Sun, Y., & Reid, D. J. (2004). A triple scheme of learning support design for scientific discovery learning based on computer simulation: Experimental research. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20 (4), 269-282.

Zhang, J., Sun, Y., Wang, X., & Wu, G. (2003). How do learners utilize the course package and learning support services in distance learning: A survey on the learning processes. International Journal on E-Learning, 2(4),17-23. (formerly the International Journal of Educational Telecommunications)

Reid, D., Zhang, J*., & Chen, Q. (2003). An experiment on scientific discovery learning in computer simulations. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19(1), 9-20. (* correspondence author)

Zhang, J. (2002). Incorporating ICT into K-12 schools: China’s perspective in the global backgrounds. TechTrends, 46(4), 51-57.

Book Chapters/Books

Zhang, J. (2013). Collaboration, technology, and culture. In Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Angela O’Donnell, Carol Chan, & Clark Chinn (Eds.), International Handbook of Collaborative Learning (pp.495-508). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis. 

Zhang, J., & Chen, J. (2012). Building knowledge through the cyber space. In: Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (pp. 383-393). Hershey PA: IGI Global.

Zhang, J. (2012). Designing Adaptive Collaboration Structures for Advancing the Community’s Knowledge. In: D.Y. Dai (Ed.), Design research on learning and thinking in educational settings: Enhancing intellectual growth and functioning (pp. 201-224). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Dai, D., Zhang, J., & Yan, Z. (2012). Epilogue: Where are we and where are we going? In D.Y. Dai (Ed.), Design research on learning and thinking in educational settings: Enhancing intellectual growth and functioning (pp. 268-282).  Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Lei, J., & Zhang, J. (2010). Challenges and future directions in Sinic Education. In: Y. Zhao (Ed.), Handbook of Asian education: A cultural approach (pp.134-156). New York: Routledge.

Chen, Q. & Zhang, J. (2006). Collaborative discovery learning based on computer simulation. In: A. M. O’Donnell, C. E. Hmelo-Silver, & J. van der Linden (Eds.), Collaborative learning, reasoning, and technology. Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [See this book online]

Zhang, J., & Sun, Y. (2005). Constructive Learning: An Integrated View from the Learning Sciences. Shanghai: Shanghai Education Publishing House.

Chen, Q. & Zhang, J. (1999). Use ICT to support constructive learning. In: D. M. Watson & T. Downes (Eds.), Communications and networking in education: Learning in a networked society (pp. 231-241). Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [See this book online]

 

Invited Presentations/Keynotes/Plenary Panels

Zhang, J. (2011, July). A complex systems approach to collaborative knowledge building for sustained innovation. Keynote speech at the International Forum Summit on E-Learning and the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011) Post-Conference, Shanghai.

Zhang, J. (2009). Can classrooms work as dynamic creative systems, and how? Invited speech at the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009, Theme-based Conference 2: CSCL/Learning Sciences), November 30 to December 4, 2009, Hong Kong. (video: http://www.icce2009.ied.edu.hk/wmv/jianwei_zhang.wmv)

Zhang, J. (2008). Discourse into the “intellectual heart” of a domain. In Open Learning: Increasing Participation in the Authentic Discourse of Domain: A Plenary Panel at the Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, August 4-8, 2008.

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Lamon, M., Messina, R., & Reeve, R. (2007). Socio-cognitive dynamics of knowledge building in the work of nine- and ten-year-olds. An invited presentation in the Design & Development Award-Winners’ Session at the International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, October 23- 27, Anaheim, CA.

Zhang, J. (2006). Multiple approaches to educational research: The West vs. the East. Keynote speech at The International Conference of the American Chinese Educational Research and Development Association, April 6-7, San Francisco, CA.

Zhang, J. (2004). Using ICT to prepare learners for the 21st century: The perspectives of Eastern APEC economies. Invited Address at The APEC (Asia Pacific Economies Cooperation) Summit on Educational Innovation: “Striking Balance: Sharing Practice from East and West”, January, Beijing. [pdf from the APEC site[pdf from the Summit site]

Referred Conferences

Zhang, J., Chen, M.-H., Chen, J., & Mico, T. F.  (2013). Computer-Supported Metadiscourse to Foster Collective Progress in Knowledge-Building Communities . Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). Madison, Wisconsin.

Chen, M.-H., Zhang, J. & Lee, J. (2013). Making Collective Progress Visible for Sustained Knowledge Building. Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). Madison, Wisconsin.

Zhang, J., Lee, J., & Wilde, J. (2012). Metadiscourse to foster collective responsibility for deepening inquiry . In Jan van Aalst, Kate Thompson, Michael J. Jacobson, and Peter Reimann (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp.395-402). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Zhang, J. (Chair), Scardamalia, M., Chan, C., van Aalst, J., Fung, Y. H., Tse, H. Morley, E., Messina, R., & Kolodner, J. (2011, July). A Principle-Based Approach to Knowledge Building: Processes, Challenges, and Implications. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011). Hong Kong, July 2011.

Zhang, J., & Sun, Y. (2011, July). Quantified measures of online discourse as knowledge building indicators. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011). Hong Kong, July 2011.

Chuy, M., Zhang, J., Resendes, M., Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2011, July). Does Contributing to a Knowledge Building Dialogue Lead to Individual Advancement of Knowledge? In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011). Hong Kong, July 2011.

Chuy, M., Scardamalia, M., Resendes, M., Chen, B., Tarchi, C., Messina, R., Morley, E., Hamel, C., Bielaczyc, K., & Zhang, J. (symposium discussant). (2011, July). Getting started and sustaining Knowledge Building. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011). Hong Kong, July 2011.

Laferriere, T., Viilo, M., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., Hakkarainen, K., Oshima, J., Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., Chen, B., Chuy, M., Resendes, M., van Aalst, J., Chan, C., Bielaczyc, K., Hong, H.-Y., & Zhang, J. (symposium discussant) (2011, July). Enhancing the Social and Cognitive Benefits of Digital Tools and Media. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2011). Hong Kong, July 2011.

Zhang, J., & Messina, R. (2010). Collaborative productivity as self-sustaining processes in a Grade 4 knowledge building community. In K. Gomez, J. Radinsky, & L. Lyons (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 49-56). Chicago, IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Hong, H.-Y., Zhang, J., Teo, C. L., Scardamalia, M. (2009). Towards design-based knowledge-building practices in teaching. In: Proceedings of the 9th international conference on computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL 2009) – Volume 1 (pp.257-261). International Society of the Learning Sciences. Rhodes, Greece.

Zhang, J., (2010). Scaffolding a knowledge building community as a dynamic creative system. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA 2010), Denver, CO.

Zhang, J. (2010). Enhancing creative knowledge work with collaborative technologies. A paper presentation in a symposium: “Complex Ecologies: A Panel Discussion on Educational Research and Web 2.0 Technologies.” The Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA 2010), Denver, CO.

Zhang, J., & Sun, Y. (2008).Knowledge building measures that matter (See slides). Paper presented at the Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, August 4-8, 2008.

Zhang, J. (2008). Technology-supported learning innovation in cultural contexts (See slides). Paper presented at the Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, August 4-8, 2008.

Zhang, J., Hong, H.-Y., Teo, C., Scardamalia, M., & Morley, E. (2008). “Constantly going deeper:” Knowledge building innovation in an elementary professional community. Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2008). Addressing gender gap in literacy through knowledge building: A follow-up analysis of different content areas. Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Zhang, J. & Scardamalia, M. (2007). Sustaining principle-based knowledge building innovation at an elementary school. A paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2007, Chicago, IL.

Zhang, J. (2007).What makes an elementary professional community innovative?The Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Zhang, J. & Chen, Q. (2007). Harnessing technology during the transition of learning cultures in the West and East. A paper presentation at the Working Joint IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing) Conference: Education Informatics, Mathematics, and ICT: A ‘Golden Triangle.’ Boston, MA, June 2007.

Gan, Y. C., Scardamalia, M., Hong, H. Y., Zhang, J. (2007). Making thinking visible: Growth in graphical literacy, Grades 3 and 4. In C. Chinn, G. Erkens, & S. Puntambekar (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2007 (pp. 206-208). Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ.

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2007). Closing the gender gap in literacy through knowledge building: An analysis of vocabulary growth. A paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2007, Chicago, IL.

Zhang, J. (2007). Culture-technology interaction and learning innovations in Asia. In a symposium: “Global Perspectives on Technology as a Change Agent in Teaching and Learning Identified by Educational Researchers in the International Federation of Information Processing” (Co-participants: Margaret Cox, Niki Davis, Andrea Kárpáti). The Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2007, Chicago, IL.

Hong, H. Y., Scardamalia, M. & Zhang, J. (2007). Knowledge Society Network: Toward a dynamic, sustained network for building knowledge. A paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2007, Chicago, IL.

Zhang, J. & Scardamalia, M. (2006). Sustained improvement of knowledge building practice at an elementary school. The Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. [conference site]

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2006). Gender differences in vocabulary use in knowledge building discourse. The Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. [conference site]

Teo, C. L., Zhang, J., Hong, H.-Y., Gan, Y., & Scardamalia, M. (2006). A longitude analysis of inquiry threads in the Knowledge Society Network (KSN). In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.),Proceeding of the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Reeve, R., & Messina, R. (2006). Collective cognitive responsibility in knowledge building communities. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

Sun, Y., Zhang, J., & Scardamalia, M. (2006). Literacy as a by-product of knowledge building: An analysis of vocabulary growth. An interactive discussion presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

Scardamalia, M., Hong, H. Y., & Zhang, J. (2006). Knowledge Society Network and knowledge innovation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), Toronto, Canada.

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Reeve, R., & Messina, R. (2005). Collective cognitive responsibility in knowledge building classes: A focus on social network structures. Knowledge Building/Knowledge Forum Summer Institute, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. [conference site]

Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Lamon, M., Messina, R., Reeve, R., & Teplov, C. (2005). The growing networks of inquiry threads in online knowledge building environment. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 2005, Montreal, QC.

Teng, X., Muramatsu, B., Zhang, J., Tront, J.G., McMartin, F., & Agogino, A. (2004). Implementation Issues on the Quality Evaluation of Web-Based Courses and Digital Learning Resources. In W. Liu et al. (Eds.), Proceeding of the International Conference of Web-based Learning (ICWL 2004) (379–385) Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Zhang, J., Sun, Y., Wang, X. & Wu, G. (2003). An Analysis of Learners’ Interactions with Course Package and Learning Support Services in Distance Learning. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (pp. 361-368). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (Outstanding Paper Award)

Zhang, J., Chen , Q., Sun, Y., & Reid, D. J. (2003). A Triple Scheme of Learning Support Design for Scientific Discovery Learning Based on Computer Simulation. Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. (International Travel Award)

Zhang, J., Li, F., Duan, C., & Wu, G. (2001). Research on Self-efficacy of Distance Learning and its Influence to Learners’ Attainments. In: C. H. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE)/ SchoolNet 2001 (pp. 1510-1517). Incheon, South Korea: Incheon National University of Education.

Zhang, J. & Chen, Q. (2000). Simulation-based Scientific Discovery Learning: A Research on the Effect of Experimental Support and Learners’ Reasoning Ability. In: D. Benzie & D. Passey (Eds.), Proceedings of Conference on Educational Use of Information and Communication Technology (IFIP World Computer Congress) (pp.344-351). Beijing: Publishing House of Electronic Industry.

Chen, Q., Liu, R. & Zhang, J. (1998). Creating a Constructive Environment for Learners to Explore Word Problem Solving. In: Tak-Wai Chan et al.(Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE’98): Global Education on the Net (Vol. 1.1 pp.498-503). China Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag.