Visual modelling and designing for cooperative learning and development of team competences

Figl, Kathrin and Derntl, Michael and Kabicher, Sonja (2009) Visual modelling and designing for cooperative learning and development of team competences. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 5 (3&4). pp. 235-253. ISSN 1741-1017


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This paper proposes a holistic approach to designing for the promotion of team and social competences in blended learning courses. Planning and modelling cooperative learning scenarios based on a domain specific modelling notation in the style of UML activity diagrams, and comparing evaluation results with planned outcomes allows for iterative optimization of a course's design. In a case study - a course on project management for computer science students - the instructional design including individual and cooperative learning situations was modelled. Specific emphasis was put on visualising the hypothesised development of team competences in the course design models. These models were subsequently compared to evaluation results obtained during the course. The results show that visual modelling of planned competence promotion enables more focused design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative learning scenarios.

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Keywords: cooperative learning, visual learning design, design languages, Unified Modelling Language, teamwork
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 12:22
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 20:05
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