A virtual group workspace for rationale sharing in distributed collaborative learning activities

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Abstract

Studies in collaborative learning have shown that collaborative learning is an appropriate model for higher education. The cognitive processes making up collaborative learning include explanation, internalization, conflict, appropriation, shared cognitive load, mutual regulation and social grounding. This paper reports the design and evaluation of a collaborative tool for supporting a distributed collaborative learning activity of a college class. Unique from the pre-existing educational technologies, this tool provides shared documentbased rationale spaces in the group workspace enabling students to document and share their rationales of the documents. The students' experiences of using the tool in their group work were studied. The results show that engaging in the process of documenting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, CSSE 2008
Pages125-128
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, CSSE 2008 - Wuhan, Hubei, China
Duration: Dec 12 2008Dec 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, CSSE 2008
Volume5

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, CSSE 2008
CountryChina
CityWuhan, Hubei
Period12/12/0812/14/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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