Yuan, G., & Zhang, J. (2019). Connecting Knowledge Spaces: Enabling Cross-Community Knowledge Building through Boundary ObjectsBritish Journal of Educational Technology, 50, 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, 27:3, 390-430.

Tao, D., & Zhang, J. (2018). Forming shared inquiry structures to support knowledge building in a Grade 5 community. Instructional Science, 46(4), 563–592.  or at

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. (*)

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. (*)

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:

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:

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 ( 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.

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)

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)

Zhang, J. (2002). Incorporating ICT into K-12 schools: China’s perspective in the global backgrounds. TechTrends, 46(4), 51-57.