Support case-based authentic learning activities: A collaborative case commenting tool and a collaborative case builder

Lu Xiao, John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson

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Abstract

Cases are stories about specific activities of a real world practice with a purpose to educate. Often providing contextual background information, cases present problem situations and expert solutions. Studying cases offers students the authentic learning experience of "seeing" how experts carry out design projects in the practice. In this paper, we present our ongoing work of designing case-based authentic learning activities in usability engineering (UE) courses, and developing collaborative tools to support the activities. We describe a collaborative case commenting tool that enables students to collaboratively browse and comment on the documents from an existing usability case library both synchronously and asynchronously, and a collaborative case builder tool that provides a virtual workspace for the students to collaboratively build a case based on their authentic design project. We discuss three collaborative case commenting activities in the UE course of Spring 2006, and a collaborative case building activity in the UE course of Fall 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationHCI Intelligent Multimodal Interaction Environments - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
Pages371-380
Number of pages10
EditionPART 4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume4553 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/22/077/27/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Xiao, L., Carroll, J. M., & Rosson, M. B. (2007). Support case-based authentic learning activities: A collaborative case commenting tool and a collaborative case builder. In Human-Computer Interaction: HCI Intelligent Multimodal Interaction Environments - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings (PART 4 ed., pp. 371-380). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4553 LNCS, No. PART 4).