Gerry Stahl

Biography

Gerry Stahl’s professional research is in the theory and analysis of CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). In 2006 Stahl published “Group Cognition: Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge” (MIT Press) and launched the “International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning”. In 2009 he published “Studying Virtual Math Teams” (Springer) and then in 2013 "Translating Euclid," followed by a longitudinal study of math cognitive development in "Constructing Dynamic Triangles Together" (Cambridge U.).

All his work outside of these academic books is published for free in volumes of essays at Smashwords (or at Lulu as paperbacks at minimal printing cost).

Gerry Stahl earned his BS in math and science at MIT. He earned a PhD in continental philosophy and social theory at Northwestern University, conducting his research at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He later earned a PhD in computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is now Professor Emeritus at the College of Computation and Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His website--containing all his publications, materials on CSCL and further information about his work--is at http://GerryStahl.net.

Where to find Gerry Stahl online


Where to buy in print


Books

Adventures in Dynamic Geometry
Price: Free! Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Collaborative & team teaching
This volume reproduces the successive versions of the Virtual Math Teams curriculum in dynamic geometry. In consecutive years, the curriculum focused more tightly on introducing teacher teams and student teams to the concept of invariant dependencies, which is central to the theory and implementation of dynamic geometry.
Overview and Autobiographical Essays
Price: Free! Words: 20,440. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Essay » Author profile
The current volume is intended to provide an overview of my eLibrary of 17 volumes of research reports, theory, analysis and essays. It also includes some documentation of my life as the author of these texts. These volumes are all published in Smashwords, Lulu (for print copies) and on my website.
Essays in Collaborative Dynamic Geometry
Price: Free! Words: 38,780. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Computers & technology
This collection of case studies from VMT data includes teams working on problems of dynamic geometry. This volume includes papers that introduced the transition of the VMT Project to its focus on collaborative learning of dynamic geometry, as well as papers—written from various theoretical perspectives with colleagues—that reflected on details of the data from this final period of the project.
Essays in Online Mathematics Interaction
Price: Free! Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Collaborative & team teaching
This collection of case studies from VMT data includes teams working on problems of combinatorics. In particular, two teams that interacted on the same mathematics problems during 2006 provide a variety of insights into the nature of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. These papers were written with close colleagues.
Tacit and Explicit Understanding in Computer Support
Price: Free! Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Social aspects / human-computer interaction
This dissertation explores the implications of the theory of tacit knowledge for the problem of computer capture of design rationale. It discusses a software system for design by teams of NASA designers, which captures design ideas in a flexible system of professional perspectives.
Essays in Philosophy of Group Cognition
Price: Free! Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
A collection of essays on foundational issues of group cognition, including the nature of group cognition and preconditions for its effective occurrence. Includes analysis of excerpts from interactions in VMT, showing the development of preconditions for group cognition. Discusses intersubjectivity, shared understanding, joint attention, common ground and being-there-together-in-the-world.
Essays in Group-Cognitive Science
Price: Free! Words: 78,110. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Essays in Group-Cognitive Science includes introductions to Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) research, methodology and findings. It documents the innovative approach of the Virtual Math Teams Project from 2002-2015. The project's influential methods of interaction analysis have not been described and motivated in such detail before.
Essays in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Price: Free! Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Software Development & Engineering / Tools
“Essays in CSCL” reflects on CSCL as a research field, situating Stahl’s work on the Virtual Math Teams Project and his theory of group cognition within CSCL. It describes the VMT research approach, technology, pedagogy and analysis methods. It presents findings that have emerged from the VMT Project about the nature of online interaction in CSCL. It concludes with reports of current work.
Essays in Personalizable Software
Price: Free! Words: 102,060. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Programming
These 14 computer science essays by Gerry Stahl are explorations in personalizable software. This approach involves designing hypermedia systems to allow people to explore information from different personal perspectives. The essays on structured hypermedia and computational perspectives are illustrated with several software prototype systems.
Proposals for Research
Price: Free! Words: 200,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer science
This volume presents the narrative sections from grant proposals by Gerry Stahl to NSF and other funding sources. Included are proposals that won grants that supported his research at the University of Colorado and Drexel University. They propose multi-year research projects in computer-supported collaborative learning and related domains. Even those that were not funded provide visionary ideas.
Essays in Social Philosophy
Price: Free! Words: 71,600. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
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A collection of philosophical essays about Nietzsche, Heidegger, Marx, electronic music, Adorno and topics in artificial intelligence
Global Introduction to CSCL
Price: Free! Words: 43,930. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
Versions of “Computer-supported collaborative learning: An historical perspective” by Gerry Stahl, Timothy Koschmann and Daniel D. Suthers for a global audience: in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Romanian and German. An introduction to the educational research field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning from an interactional perspective.
Marx and Heidegger
Price: Free! Words: 68,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy
A philosophy dissertation combining the strong points of Marx' and Heidegger's approaches to correct the problems that their theories have encountered.
Editorial Introductions to ijCSCL
Price: Free! Words: 98,760. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Research
The editorial introductions to the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL) situate and highlight the unique perspectives and contributions of the individual papers. They also present reflections on topics of CSCL theory and methodology, providing a lively, stimulating introduction to the CSCL research field. ijCSCL was rated the #2 educational research journal.

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