I Learn. You Learn. We Learn? An Experiment in Collaborative Concept Mapping

Claudia Picardi, Anna Goy, Daniele Gunetti, Giovanna Petrone, Marco Roberti, Walter Nuninger

Abstract

In this paper we present an experiment on digitally-supported collaborative Concept Maps focused on asynchronous and remote collaboration. We investigated the integration of multiple perspectives on the same topic, providing users with a tool allowing an individual perspective for each user plus a shared one for the group. Several user actions were made available, affecting one or both perspectives, depending on the context. Results show that integrating different perspectives in a way that everyone can relate to is indeed a complex task: users need to be supported not only in the production of a shared Concept Map, but also in the process of adapting their mental representations, in order to understand, compare and possibly integrate others’ points of view. Our experiment shows that both collaboration in concept mapping (emphasis on the process) and collaboration on a Concept Map (emphasis on the result) are needed, whereas most tools, including the one we experimented with, focus on the latter. The main challenge is allowing people to understand, compare and assess each other’s map, recognizing commonalities and differences through different representation styles and spatial organizations.

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in Harvard Style

Picardi C., Goy A., Gunetti D., Petrone G., Roberti M. and Nuninger W. (2020). I Learn. You Learn. We Learn? An Experiment in Collaborative Concept Mapping.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 15-25. DOI: 10.5220/0009321300150025


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Claudia Picardi and Anna Goy and Daniele Gunetti and Giovanna Petrone and Marco Roberti and Walter Nuninger},
title={I Learn. You Learn. We Learn? An Experiment in Collaborative Concept Mapping},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={15-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009321300150025},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - I Learn. You Learn. We Learn? An Experiment in Collaborative Concept Mapping
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Picardi C.
AU - Goy A.
AU - Gunetti D.
AU - Petrone G.
AU - Roberti M.
AU - Nuninger W.
PY - 2020
SP - 15
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0009321300150025