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Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-3075-3
pp: 6
ABSTRACT
Cases are widely used in professional education to engage learners with examples of real world practices. Collaboration in case- based learning can add to the authenticity of the experience by encouraging learners to synthesize multiple perspectives. In this paper, we present some of our experiences in collaborative case-based learning in the context of a usability engineering (UE) course. The work reported here is part of an ongoing project designing UE cases and learning activities that use them; more recently we have begun to explore the role of collaborative activities and tools in case- based learning. We describe the activities that were developed and fielded in two different UE courses, and two collaborative tools created to support these activities ? a collaborative case browser and a collaborative case builder. Students were positive about both types of collaborative activities and offered suggestions for how to enhance effectiveness in the future.
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P. Clemson, L. Xiao, M. B. Rosson and J. M. Carroll, "Support of Case-Based Authentic Learning Activities: A Collaborative Case? Commenting Tool and a Collaborative Case Builder," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 6.
doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.417
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