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CSCL Argumentation Systems: How Do Empirical Results and Emerging Technologies Inform System Development?

Niels Pinkwart, Frank Loll, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Oliver Scheuer, Bruce M. McLaren, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Germany
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Many CSCL systems at least implicitly relate to argumentation since they allow students to learn and construct knowledge collaboratively. There has been considerable effort in developing and assessing educational technology to support argumentation within the CSCL community. Many of these efforts have been shown to be effective for specific argumentation domains. At the same time, the general design problem of how to support a learner’s acquisition of argumentation skills via computer support has not been solved and is still an important item on today’s CSCL research agenda. Also, the affordances of new technologies (e.g., Web 2.0, Social Software, collaborative virtual environments, mobile devices, etc.) for argumentative CSCL systems have not been thoroughly investigated yet. The central goal of this workshop is to bring together two types of researchers, (a) those with an educational/psychological background who are interested in approaches to support the acquisition of argumentation skills and empirical studies, and (b) those with a more technology-oriented perspective who are interested in groupware systems for argumentation and the novel opportunities that come with “Social Software”, emerging web technologies, and other modern programming principles and technologies. These two groups will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the technological implications of recent empirical findings on argumentation and to discuss which aspects of novel technologies are worth further empirical investigation from the viewpoint of argumentation.

Workshop Format

The format of this full-day workshop is characterized through a short series of statements by the participants (what is their background and what do they hope to learn from the workshop?), followed by two rounds of discussion in small sub-groups and plenum collections of the sub-group results. The workshop ends with a planning for a joint eBook on “Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills” that has been accepted by Bentham Science. The chapters of this eBook are not fixed yet, and we expect the workshop attendees (or a subset thereof) to volunteer to write chapters based on the workshop. In that sense, the publication is both a planned outcome of the workshop and a means to extend the workshop beyond the scope of the conference.

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Participants are asked to send informal position papers (1-2 pages) to the workshop organizers by May 8, briefly stating their own experience with CSCL systems for argumentation and their motivation for attending the workshop. These papers are optional and will be used to select the participants in case there are more than 30 persons interested, which is the maximum for this workshop in order to leave enough room for personal interaction. For participants who want to present a system demo, the position paper is mandatory.

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Workshop Date: Monday, June 8th, 2009