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PublicationExploiting context information for identification of relevant experts in collaborative workplace-embedded e-learning environments( 2007)
;Lokaiczyk, R. ;Godehardt, E. ;Faatz, A. ;Goertz, M. ;Kienle, A. ;Wessner, M.Ulbrich, A.This work introduces an approach to discover collaboration partners and adequate advising experts in a workplace-embedded collaborative e-learning environment. Based on existing papers dealing with work task and user context modelling, we propose the following steps towards a successful collaboration initiation. In the beginning, the user's current process task needs to be identified (1). Taking into account the knowledge about the current process, availability of experts as well as organizational and social distance, relevant experts regarding the actual work task of the learner are pre-selected by the environment (2). Depending on the pre-selection and users' preferences, the potential collaboration partners are displayed in an expert list (3). That way, the learner is able to initiate beneficial collaborations, whose transcripts are used to enhance the existing knowledge base of learning documents (4).
PublicationExplicit referencing in learning chats( 2006)
;Holmer, T. ;Kienle, A.Wessner, M.Chat is used in many learning scenarios and platforms for synchronous communication support. Up to now evaluation of chat communication requires time consuming manual coding and analysis of the chat transcript. In this paper we present a method that combines manual and automatic steps: (1) chat transcripts are manually referenced, i.e. for each chat contribution it is determined to which previous contribution it refers to. (2) the referenced chat transcripts are structurally analysed by calculating different measures. The results of this structure analysis help to evaluate the learning chat and indicate where further (manual) analyses might be helpful. In addition, the ability of chat to support a certain type of learning scenario can be evaluated. We then discuss how chat can be improved by providing functionality for explicit referencing to the participants during the chat. The evaluation of a university seminar in the winter term 2004/2005 that used the tool KOLUMBUS Chat shows that references are used to different extents and not continuously. We analyse the reasons for (not) using explicit references. The results provide hints about the technical and organisational design for learning chats using references.
PublicationInteraktionsunterstützung für die Präsenzlehre - Szenarien und Design( 2004)
;Wessner, M.Dawabi, P.
PublicationAn infrastructure for collaborative life-long learning( 2002)
;Wessner, M. ;Haake, J.M.Tietze, D.A.Collaborative learning has proven to be a successful method in traditional classroom settings. Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is regarded as a new paradigm in educational technology. Nevertheless, in the context of infrastructures for lifelong learning, little attention is paid to collaboration. We provide an analysis of lifelong learning with respect to collaborative learning. In order to support the variety of collaboration modes and learning methods in lifelong learning scenarios, existing approaches to learning infrastructures must be extended in a number of directions, e.g. with respect to user management, collaboration management, communication/collaboration functionality, support for (transitions between) different learning modes, and awareness of peer learners. We introduce our approach to an infrastructure for collaborative lifelong learning, which is based on integrated collaboration functionality, transitions between different learning modes, and a scalable standards- based architecture. We sketch two implementations of this approach in an internal as well as a multi party distributed setting and report first experiences.
PublicationL3 - An infrastructure for collaborative learnflow( 2002)
;Wessner, M. ;Dawabi, P.Haake, J.M.
PublicationInstructional strategies for collaborative e-learning( 2002)
;Theilmann, W. ;Wessner, M. ;Altenhofen, M.Gerteis, W.
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