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Concept Maps Used as a “Knowledge and Information Awareness” Tool for Supporting Collaborative Problem Solving in Distributed Groups

Keller, Tanja and Tergan, Sigmar-Olaf and Coffey, John (2006) Concept Maps Used as a “Knowledge and Information Awareness” Tool for Supporting Collaborative Problem Solving in Distributed Groups. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, pp. 128-135. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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Abstract

In today’s information society, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) has become increasingly important. However, there are still problems regarding CSCL, especially interaction problems within groups. This study is an investigation of whether a specific kind of awareness tool, namely a tool for making the collaborators aware of relevant domain knowledge and the information underlying this knowledge, is an efficient means to foster computer-supported collaborative problem solving in the context of resource-based learning. In the study presented, an experimental condition, in which the group members of a triad had a “knowledge and information awareness” tool (KIA-Tool), is compared to a control condition, in which the group members did not have it. First results showed that, despite additional information the participants in the experimental condition had to deal with, the KIA-Tool leads to higher performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 20:57
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/132

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