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Designing Argumentation Tools for Collaborative Learning

By G. Kanselaar, Gijsbert Erkens, Jerry Andriessen, M.E. Prangsma, A.L. Veerman and Jos Jaspers


The focus of education has shifted towards working actively, constructively and collaboratively, as this is believed to enhance learning. The studies discussed here deals with the influence of different CMC (Computer Mediated Communication) tools on argumentation processes during collaboration. The purpose of our research is to investigate the effect of computer supported environments and its tools on the final product through differences in the participants’ collaboration processes. In this chapter we will concentrate on students collaboratively taking part in argumentation via CMC systems. Computer environments that support collaborative writing can emphasize both the constructivist and collaborative aspects through its active and interactive nature

Topics: Sociale Wetenschappen
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2002
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