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Title: Knowledge Convergence Script
Authors: Miao, Yongwu
Keywords: collaboration script
group interaction
Coordination mechanism
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2007
Abstract: This UoL specifies a collaboration script named "knowledge convergence script" (Weinberger, A., Fischer, F., and Mandl, H. (2004). Knowledge convergence in computer-mediated learning environments: Effects of collaboration scripts. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA, USA.) in IMS LD. It was originally designed and implemented in a web-based environment to support a small group of three learners, who are required to write three reports about three cases. The whole process consists of four stages. 1. Case reporting: Each learner reads a different case and writes a report about the case which they have read. When all three learners have finished their reports, they pass them on to designated co-learners the first round of a pre-defined pattern of rotation. 2. Criticizing 1: Each learner comments on the report which they have received. When all three have finished the first round of comments, they rotate the reports again, together with the first round comments. 3. Criticizing 2: Each learner comments on the newly transferred report and the associated comment. When all three have finished the second round of comments, they rotate the reports again, together with the first and second round comments. 4. Finalizing the report: Each report returns to the original author together with two comments. Each learner revises their own report (writes a synthesis to merge the ideas of other learners) in the light of their comments.
Description: This UoL is used as a case to investigate the expressiveness of IMS LD in representing group-based learning. The investigation was reported in a submitted book chapter (see
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