Publications

 

Selected Journal Publications and Book Chapters

Law, N., Zhang, J., & Peppler, K. (2021). Sustainability and scalability of CSCL innovations. In U. Cress, J. Oshima, C. Rosé, & A. Wise (Eds.), International handbook of computer-supported collaborative learning (pp 121-141). Berlin: Springer.
 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65291-3_7

Tao, D., & Zhang, J. (2021). Agency to Transform: How Did a Grade 5 Community Co-Configure Dynamic Knowledge Building Practices in a Yearlong Science Inquiry?  International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-021-09353-7  See pre-print at researchgate.

Zhang, J., Yuan, G., & Bogouslavsky, M. (2020). Give student ideas a larger stage: Support cross-community interaction for knowledge building. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning,15(4), 389–410  (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-020-09332-4

Zhang, J. (2020). Creativity as Sustained Social Practices: Four Pillars for Creative Learning Design. In N. Holbert, M. Berland, & Y. Kafai (Eds.), Designing Constructionist Futures: The Art, Theory, and Practice of Learning Designs (pp.331-340). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Yuan, G., & Zhang, J. (2019). Connecting Knowledge Spaces: Enabling Cross-Community Knowledge Building through Boundary Objects. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50 (5), 2144–2161.

Zhang, J., Tao, D.,  Chen, M.  Sun, Y., Judson, D., & Naqvi, S. (2018). Co-Organizing the Collective Journey of Inquiry with Idea Thread MapperJournal of the Learning Sciences.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10508406.2018.1444992 

Tao, D., & Zhang, J. (2018). Forming shared inquiry structures to support knowledge building in a Grade 5 community. Instructional Science, 46(4), 563-592. (Special Issue: Revisiting Learning Communities: Innovations in Theory and Practice).

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.

Jin, H., Zhang, J., & Sun, Y. (2014). Web-based knowledge building community: A study of the interaction between collective knowledge building and individual knowledge growth. China Educational Technology, (4), 56-62. (in Chinese)

Zhang, J. (2013). A reflection on the advances and challenges of educational technology research in the US: A design science perspective. Peking University Education Review, 11(3), 32-48. (in Chinese)

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.

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 http://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.

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.

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)

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.

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)

 

Invited Presentations and Keynotes

Zhang, J. (December 2020). Group Creativity as a New Game for the Young Minds. Invited virtual keynote at the International Forum on Early Education Reform. South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.

Zhang, J. (October 2020). How to Transform Classrooms into Knowledge Building Communities? Invited virtual keynote at the National Conference on Thinking-Centered Instruction, Beijing, China.

Zhang, J. (April 2019). Idea Thread Mapper (ITM): Support long-term collaborative knowledge building across classrooms. An invited presentation at the NSF-Sponsored Workshop: Digitally Mediated Team-Based Learning. Central Florida University.

Zhang, J. (May 2018). It Takes a Social System to Nurture Creative Knowledge Work. Invited Keynote at the Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2018), Guangzhou, China.

This keynote was reviewed and highlighted in the following review article: Chen, Zexun., Wang, Charles X., & Zhang, Jingshun (2018). From “Innovation for Education” to “Education for Innovation”: The 22nd Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education. TechTrends, 62, 548–551.

Zhang, J. (May 2018). Try to Be Smart about Smart Education. An invited panelist presentation in the Symposium on Smart Education at the Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2018), Guangzhou, China.

Zhang, J. (June 2017). Presidential Session: Quo vadis CSCL? Considering Directions for the Future of CSCL Research. An Invited Panel at the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2017). Philadelphia, PA.

Zhang, J. (February 2016). Interconnecting the Knowledge Spaces of Different Communities for Sustained Knowledge Building. A presentation given in the Invited Closing Keynote Panel “Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Design of Future Learning Spaces,” The 11th Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies. Open University of Israel.

Zhang, J. (November 2013). Cultivate Creative Knowledge Practices through Principle-Based Design. Invited speech at International Conference of Computers in Education (ICCE), Bali, Indonesia, November 2013.

Zhang, J. (July 2013). Using inquiry threads analysis to examine and support unfolding activity structures of knowledge building. Invited panel presentation at the Canada-US Regional Meeting of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR), July 2013, Quebec City.

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

Pesaresi, S., &  Zhang, J. (2019). Negotiating Uncertainty to Develop a Joint Deepening Focus in Knowledge Building Discourse. In C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2019). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhang, J., & Chen, M.-H. (2019). Idea Thread Mapper: Designs for Sustaining Student-Driven Knowledge Building Across Classrooms. In C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2019). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Yuan, G., Zhang, J., & Chen, M-H. (2019). Cross-boundary Interaction for Sustaining Idea Development and Knowledge Building with Idea Thread Mapper. In C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2019). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Park, H., & Zhang, J. (2019). Reflective Assessment for Idea Improvement through Collective Concept Mapping.  In C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2019). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhang, J., & Lee, J. (2019). Building on Collective Prior Knowledge for Knowledge Building Across School Years: a paper in the symposium “The Role of Knowledge in Knowledge Building.” In C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2019). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Hod, Y., Zhang, J., Yuan, G., & Zhou, H. (2018). Taking on the challenges of learning in the digital age: Grade 5 students’ mindsets and strategies in knowledge building communities. In J. Kay and R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (Vol. 2, pp. 1033-1036). London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Tao, D., Zhang, J., & Gao, D. (2018). Co-framing shared epistemic objects of inquiry to support knowledge building over a whole school year. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age: Making the learning sciences count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (Vol. 2, pp.784-791). London, United Kingdom: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhou, H., & Zhang, J. (2018). Dealing with Changes and Challenges: Grade 5 Students’ Experience with Knowledge Building Pedagogy in a Yearlong Science Inquiry. In J. Kay and R. Luckin (Eds.). Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) (Vol. 2, pp. 1133-1136). London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhang, J., & Yuan, G. (2018). Cross-Classroom Interaction for Knowledge Building: A Design Experiment in Four Grade 5 Science Classrooms. In J. Kay and R. Luckin (Eds.). Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhang, J., Bogouslavsky, M., & Yuan, G. (2017). Cross-Community Interaction for Knowledge Building in Two Grade 5/6 Classrooms. In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 1. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences. (Best Paper Nomination)

Tao, D., Zhang, J., & Gao, D. (2017).  Reflective Structuration of Knowledge Building Practices in Grade 5 Science: A Two-Year Design-Based Research In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 2. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Tao, D. & Zhang, J. (2017). How Did a Grade 5 Science Community Co-Construct Collective Structures of Inquiry? In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 2. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

de Jong, F., van den Ende, J., van Heijst, H., Matsuzawa, Y., Kirschner, P., Zhang, J., Chen, M., Chen, F., Rosé, C., Godinez, E. V., Ratté, S., Chen, B., Chan, C., van Aalst, J., Yang, C., Oshima, J., Hmelo-Silver, C., & Wise, A. (2017). Making a Difference: Analytics for Quality Knowledge-Building Conversations (A symposium). In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 2. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Tao, D., & Zhang, J. (2016). If you don’t tell us, how can we know what we are supposed to do? – A case study of a Grade 5 science community co-constructing collective structures to support sustained inquiry over a school year. In M. Wang, P. Kirschner, and S. Bridges (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Computer-Based Learning Environments for Deep Learning in Inquiry and Problem-Solving Contexts – The Pre-Conference Workshop at ICLS 2016 (pp. 31-36). Singapore.

 Hod, Y., Ben-Zvi, D., Charles, E., Kali, Y., McDonald, S. P., Rook, M. M., Slotta, J. D., Weiss, P. T., Whittaker, C., Zhang, J. (2016). Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Design of Future Learning Spaces. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi, N. Geri, Y. Kalman, V. Silber-Varod, (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh Chais Conference for the Study of Innovation and Learning Technologies: Learning in the Technological Era (pp. 117-122). Ra’anana, Israel: The Open University.

Hod, Y., Charles, E. S., Acosta, A., Ben-Zvi, D., Chen, M., Choi, K., Dugdale, M., Kali, Y., Lenton, K., McDonald, S. P., Moher, T., Quintana, R. M., Rook, M. M., Slotta, J. D., Tietjen, P., Weiss, P. L., Whittaker, C., Zhang, J., Bielaczyc, K., & Kapur, M. (2016). Future Learning Spaces for Learning Communities: New Directions and Conceptual Frameworks (A symposium). In C.-K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds.), Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 2) (pp.1061-1070). International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Chen, J., & Zhang. J. (2016). Design Collaborative Formative Assessment for Sustained Knowledge Building. In C.-K. Looi, J. Polman, U. Cress, & P. Reimann (Eds.), Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 1) (pp.647-654). International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Tao, D., Zhang, J., & Huang, Y. (2015). How did a grade 5 community formulate progressive, collective goals to sustain knowledge building over a whole school year? In O. Lindwall & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the material conditions of learning: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (Vol. 1, pp. 419-426). Gothenburg, Sweden: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Zhang, J., Chen, M.-H., Tao, D., Lee, J. Sun, Y., & Judson, D. (2015). Fostering sustained knowledge building through metadiscourse aided by the Idea Thread Mapper. In O. Lindwall & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the material conditions of learning: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (Vol. 1, pp. 166-173). Gothenburg, Sweden: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Vokatis, B., & Zhang, J. (2015). Characterizing the professional identity of three teachers engaging in sustained knowledge building. In O. Lindwall & S. Ludvigsen (Eds.), Exploring the material conditions of learning: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Gothenburg, Sweden: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Sun, W., Zhang, J., Jin, H., & Lyu, S. (2014). Analyzing Online Knowledge Building Discourse Using Probabilistic Topic Models. In Joseph Polman, Elena Kyza, Kevin O’Neill, and Iris Tabak (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2014). International Society of the Learning Sciences.

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. 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.