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Supporting Collaborative Learning and E-Discussions Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

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Supporting Collaborative Learning and E-Discussions Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques
An emerging trend in classrooms is the use of networked visual argumentation tools that allow students to discuss, debate, and argue with one another in a synchronous fashion about topics presented by a teacher. These tools are aimed at teaching students how to discuss and argue, important skills not often taught in traditional classrooms. But how do teachers support students during these e-discussions, which happen at a rapid pace, with possibly many groups of students working simultaneously? Our approach is to pinpoint and summarize important aspects of the discussions (e.g., Are students staying on topic? Are students making reasoned claims and arguments that respond to the claims and arguments of their peers?) and alert the teachers who are moderating the discussions. The key research question raised in this work: Is it possible to automate the identification of salient contributions and patterns in student e-discussions? We present the systematic approach we have taken, based on a...
Bruce M. McLaren, Oliver Scheuer, Jan Miksatko
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where AIEDU
Authors Bruce M. McLaren, Oliver Scheuer, Jan Miksatko
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