Cognitive tutoring of collaboration: Developmental and empirical steps towards realization

Bruce M. McLaren, Lars Bollen, Erin Walker, Andreas Harrer, Jonathan Sewall

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe developmental and empirical steps we have taken toward providing Cognitive Tutoring to students within a collaborative software environment. We have taken two important steps toward realizing this goal. First, we have integrated a collaborative software tool, Cool Modes, with software designed to develop Cognitive Tutors (the Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tool). Our initial integration does not provide tutoring per se but rather acts as a means to capture data that provides the beginnings of a tutor for collaboration. Second, we have performed an initial study in which dyads of students used our software to collaborate in solving a classification / composition problem. This study uncovered five dimensions of analysis that our approach must use to help us better understand student collaborative behavior and lead to the eventual development of a Cognitive Tutor for collaboration. We discuss our plans to incorporate such analysis into our approach and to run further studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
Pages418-422
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: May 30 2005Jun 4 2005

Publication series

NameComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period5/30/056/4/05

Keywords

  • Cognitive Tutors
  • Collaborative learning
  • Jigsaw design
  • Spatial effects on problem Solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    McLaren, B. M., Bollen, L., Walker, E., Harrer, A., & Sewall, J. (2005). Cognitive tutoring of collaboration: Developmental and empirical steps towards realization. In Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005 (pp. 418-422). (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005).