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ERIC Number: EJ1055317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
The DiaCog: A Prototype Tool for Visualizing Online Dialog Games' Interactions
Yengin, Ilker; Lazarevic, Bojan
Research in Higher Education Journal, v25 Sep 2014
This paper proposes and explains the design of a prototype learning tool named the DiaCog. The DiaCog visualizes dialog interactions within an online dialog game by using dynamically created cognitive maps. As a purposefully designed tool for enhancing learning effectiveness the DiaCog might be applicable to dialogs at discussion boards within a variety of online learning platforms. The most prominent instructional use of this tool refers to promoting collaborative knowledge building and critical thinking skills. Finally, this paper provides a new perceptive on utilizing visual elements and mind-maps into dialog games' interaction which may take place during the act of online learning.
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Language: English
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