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

Lu Xiao, John M. Carroll, Pat Clemson, Mary Beth Rosson

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Abstract

Cases are widely used in professional education to engage learners with examples of real world practices. Collaboration in case-based learning can add to the authenticity of the experience by encouraging learners to synthesize multiple perspectives. In this paper, we present some of our experiences in collaborative case-based learning in the context of a usability engineering (UE) course. The work reported here is part of an ongoing project designing UE cases and learning activities that use them; more recently we have begun to explore the role of collaborative activities and tools in case-based learning. We describe the activities that were developed and fielded in two different UE courses, and two collaborative tools created to support these activities - a collaborative case browser and a collaborative case builder. Students were positive about both types of collaborative activities and offered suggestions for how to enhance effectiveness in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/7/081/10/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Xiao, L., Carroll, J. M., Clemson, P., & Rosson, M. B. (2008). Support of case-based authentic learning activities: A collaborative case commenting tool and a collaborative case builder. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS [4438710] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.417