Empirical Studies of the Value of Conceptually Explicit Notations in Collaborative Learning [chapter]

Daniel D. Suthers
2014 Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing  
Knowledge Cartography" is concerned with a diversity of notations that all make certain conceptual structures explicit, but may differ from each other and from conceptually implicit notations in what they make salient. This chapter reports on a series of studies that investigated the idea that these differences or representational biases might lead to differences in processes of collaborative inquiry. The studies span face-to-face, synchronous online and asynchronous online media in both
more » ... om and laboratory settings. An understanding of the observed effects can help both designers and practitioners think more deeply about the pedagogical implications of their representational tools and how these tools are embedded in a learning situation; i.e., how to convert representational biases to representational guidance. 1 Personal communication, Alan Lesgold. 2 Version 4 of Belvedere is available at http://belvedere.sourceforge.net/. It supports multiple views on an evidence model, but does not support networked collaboration or include the prototype coach found in version 2. Version 2 is available from the author, but is based on 1990's technology.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-6470-8_1 fatcat:mz3utejdenafbdjrvyri4ptrz4