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The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012)




J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann


International Society of the Learning Sciences

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We examine differences in authorship, word usage, and references in full papers from the 1991 and 2010 ICLS proceedings. Through a series of analyses, we observe that, while authors largely hail from the US, national and regional participation in the LS community has broadened. Word usage suggests a shift in emphasis from cognitive issues to ones that are both cognitive and cultural. Reference analysis indicates a shift in core literatures and influential authors.


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