Collaborative model construction

Andreas Harrer, Lars Bollen, Ulrich Hoppe

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This article discusses different facets of collaborative model construction, specifically the graphical modeling with visual languages. We explain the concept of collaborative mindtools, a synergy between mindtools as “objects to think with” and collaborative learning. We define a classification schema to explore the possible space of collaborative learning according to the dimensions of varying social arrangements and different interaction modes. Our practical experience in some of the resulting scenarios is described to highlight the possible varieties of collaborative modeling scenarios. We conclude with an integrated scenario utilizing several of these arrangements and present approaches and tools to support teachers in orchestrating these scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel-Based Approaches to Learning
Subtitle of host publicationUsing Systems Models and Simulations to Improve Understanding and Problem Solving in Complex Domains
EditorsPatrick Blumschein, Woei Hung, David Jonassen, Johannes Strobel
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherBrill | Sense
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8790-711-2
ISBN (Print)978-90-8790-710-5, 978-90-8790-709-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameModeling and Simulations for Learning and Instruction
PublisherBrill | Sense


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