Co-design of collaborative collective knowledge environment

Elizabeth S. Charles, Chris Whittaker, Mike Tissenbaum, Michelle Lui, Michael Dugdale, James D. Slotta

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Abstract

This paper reports on a new program of research investigating the use of a "smart classroom" technology to scaffold learning in the domain of physics. Using a co-design approach the research team and college teachers developed a computer-supported collaborative collective knowledge physics activity and tool. The activity's designs aimed to help students overcome problems distinguishing contextual clues in physics, which influence their ability to transfer knowledge. Working first in dyads the students solved, tagged, and provided a rationale for a set of multiple-choice questions. A second stage involved the dyads pairing up as "supergroups" to analyze and critique the aggregated wisdom of the class towards establishing a shared understanding of the concepts being presented. Thirty-two college students participated in the study. Results showed improvements between the dyad and group activities, and highlights how the aggregated visualizations afforded new ways for teachers to gain insight into students' conceptual misunderstandings in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference
Pages641-645
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Volume2

Other

Other9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/4/117/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Charles, E. S., Whittaker, C., Tissenbaum, M., Lui, M., Dugdale, M., & Slotta, J. D. (2011). Co-design of collaborative collective knowledge environment. In Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference (pp. 641-645). (Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.; Vol. 2).