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Wolfe, Joanna – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2008
Recent research on annotation interfaces provides provocative evidence that anchored, annotation-based discussion environments may lead to better conversations about a text. However, annotation interfaces raise complicated tradeoffs regarding screen real estate and positioning. It is argued that solving this screen real estate problem requires…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Protocol Analysis, Reading Strategies, Critical Thinking
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Stegmann, Karsten; Weinberger, Armin; Fischer, Frank – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
Online discussions provide opportunities for learners to engage in argumentative debate, but learners rarely formulate well-grounded arguments or benefit individually from participating in online discussions. Learners often do not explicitly warrant their arguments and fail to construct counterarguments (incomplete formal argumentation structure),…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Group Discussion, Learning Strategies
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Nussbaum, E. Michael; Winsor, Denise L.; Aqui, Yvette M.; Poliquin, Anne M. – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2007
We examine the effect of online Argumentation Vee Diagrams (AVDs) on the quality of students' argumentation during asynchronous, online discussions. With AVDs, students develop arguments on both sides of a controversial issue and then develop an integrated, overall final conclusion. In this study, students used AVDs individually before composing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Persuasive Discourse, Visual Aids