Bodemer, Daniel; Buder, Jürgen:

Supporting Collaborative Learning with Augmented Group Awareness Tools

In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society / Sun, Ron; Miyake, Naomi (Hrsg.)
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum (2006), S. 77-82
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaften
This article introduces the concept of awareness, which
emerged in the field of computer-supported cooperative work
and relates it to several psychological constructs. It reports the
support of awareness by technological means and discusses
potentialities of group awareness tools to support
collaborative learning. A prototypical tool is introduced,
which is intended to support online learning groups by
indicating group conflicts. An experimental study is reported,
which examined the benefit of this prototype regarding
minority influence in learning groups. It shows that an
augmented group awareness tool can lead to better individual
and group performances in learning groups.