Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on (2004)
Jan. 29, 2004 to Jan. 30, 2004
John Voiklis , Columbia University
John Black , Columbia University
Daniel Kaplan , Columbia University
SKRAPPLE stands for Sharing Knowledge Representational Artifacts in a Peer-To-Peer Learning Environment. SKRAPPLE combines a Squeak-based, media authoring and programming environment, an implementation of the Symbols and Worlds cognitive architecture, and a pedagogical method based on peer-mentoring. SKRAPPLE is meant to serve as amodel for a new kind of school, both formal and informal, that would function as an open-source/open-content, public service media enterprise. In this model of school, children would be responsible for all authoring/production activities and these activities would allow and enable children to passionately immerse themselves in any content area, both intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary. The authors propose an initial specification and invite collaborators to develop, research, and implement the SKRAPPLE model.
D. Kaplan, J. Voiklis and J. Black, "SKRAPPLE: Enabling Media-Based Study Schools, Apprentice Schools, and Samba Schools," Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on(C5), Kyoto, Japan, 2004, pp. 34-41.