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Do Virutal Groups Recognize Situations in which it is Advantageous to Create Digital Concept Maps?

Engelmann, Tanja and Kolodziej, Richard (2012) Do Virutal Groups Recognize Situations in which it is Advantageous to Create Digital Concept Maps? In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 172-179. ISBN 978-99957-0-308-0

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Abstract

In the present experimental study, it was investigated whether virtual groups, depending on their situational circumstances, were able to decide in favor of the more suitable problem-solving procedure for their situation. The situational circumstances were to either have the possibility to create a “knowledge and information awareness” approach or not, that is, an approach that provides to the group members their collaborators’ knowledge and information by means of digital concept maps. The study compared 20 triads with spatially distributed group members that were able to create a “knowledge and information awareness” approach with 20 triads collaborating without this possibility. Results showed, as expected, that the triads mostly chose the more suitable problem-solving procedure for their situation and that deciding in favor of the more suitable procedure resulted in both less time needed for solving the problems and less perceived coordination effort. However, triads that were able to create a “knowledge and information awareness” approach often did not finish their approach and could therefore not benefit from the full potential of this approach. The results are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 07:00
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 11:28
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/235

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