Seminar participants will be expected to define small, short-term,
collaborative research projects and then exchange perspectives on this semester's topic
based on their research findings. Interdisciplinary teams of 2-4 people are encouraged.
Interdisciplinary: How do we define and assess learning in KBEs? How
do we compare effectiveness of different KBE approaches and components?
Computer Science: If databases of different KBEs are represented in
standardized XML files, what display tools can be developed to analyze and display the
contents in ways relevant to research questions?
Education: How do the technical designs of different KBEs affect the
scaffolding of classroom practices and content for their use?
Psychology: How can LSA be used by researchers to analyze discussion
databases and how can KBEs use LSA to provide useful guidance to users?
Linguistics: How can the databases of KBEs be analyzed to determine
communication and argumentation structures and to compare them to those of face-to-face
Philosophy: How is meaning constructed, shared, internalized,
mediated, preserved or distorted, alienated, reified through external representations in
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