Papers

All papers are in pdf format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them.

Chapters 1 and 2 from "Changing Minds: Computers, Learning, and Literacy", A. diSessa. (2000)
NOT FOR COPYING OR DISTRIBUTION IN ANY FORM.
An account of computational media and new literacies. Available from MIT Press.
 
Twenty Reasons Why You Should Use Boxer (Instead of Logo)
Especially for Logo folks, but also a general description of Boxer's advances over other programming environments.
Open Toolsets: New Means and New Ends in Learning Mathematics and Science with Computers
Boxer is especially good at tool building and tool sharing. Open toolsets are a new paradigm of educational software that supports co-development of materials and cultures.
New "Patterns Project" Papers:
The Construction of Causal Schemes: Learning Mechanisms at the Knowledge Level
Can Students Re-Invent Fundamental Scientific Principles?: Evaluating the Promise of New-Media Literacies
Systemics of Learning for a Revised Pedagogical Agenda
A bibliography of Boxer Papers by grant number can be found in the Boxer Bibliography.