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Supporting the active learning of collaborative database browsing techniques

By M. B. Twidale, D. M. Nichols, J. A. Mariani, T. Rodden and R Sawyer


We describe the implications of a study of database browsing behaviour for the development of a system to support more effective browsing. In particular we consider the importance of collaborative working, both in learning browsing skills and in co‐operating on a shared information‐retrieval task. From our study, we believe that an interface to support collaboration should promote the awareness of the activities of others, better visualization of the information data structures being browsed, and effective communication of the browsing process

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: Universit of Wales Press
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776950030112
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