Developing an Interactive Cognitive Support System to Guide and Improve Collective Thinking Processes for Online Collaborative Teams

COIL is proud to have supported the Developing an Interactive Cognitive Support System to Guide and Improve Collective Thinking Processes for Online Collaborative Teams project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

This project will investigate the initial requirements to develop an Interactive Collaborative Cognitive Support System (ICSS) that facilitates the development of collective thinking skills. In order to prototype possible forms of cognitive support and interaction, we will conduct an intervention using an emerging learning technology called CoLearnr and collaborate with the developer of CoLearnr to establish scalable tools to that support online collaborative-teams.

Intellectual Merit: The proposed work would make valuable contributions to learning theory by addressing one of the most challenging areas of online instruction, collaborative reasoning. It would also extend what is known about the assessment of collective metacognitive regulation and lead to the development of new models for development of collaborative reasoning.

Broader impacts: The models and tools produced by this project would be a huge asset to online instructors and students. By working with the CEO of a multiplatform learning technology, the team can take findings and immediately put them towards the development of transformative online tools that scale. The PI’s will also publish papers in well-known education and information sciences journals and conferences in order to put forth models and frameworks for the support and development of collaborative leadership and communication processes for online students.

Team:

  • Marcela Borge, Senior Researcher and Instructor, College of information Sciences and Technology (Principal Investigator)
  • Lawrence C. Ragan, Co-Director, Center for Online Innovation in Learning
  • Prabhu Subramanian, CEO, CoLearnr

Presentations:

  • Borge, M., Ong, Y., & RosÌ©, C. (Accepted). Design models to Support the Development of High Quality Collaborative Reasoning in Online Settings. To be included in the proceedings of the International Conference of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2015.
  • Ong, Y., & Borge, M. (Accepted). Assessing the Quality of Students’ Arguments in Yammer. Poster to be presented at the International Conference of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2015.
  • Borge, M. (2015). Assessment and Feedback on Group Processes: Supporting Self-Directed Learning in Team Based Online Courses. To be presented as part of the DANCE (Discussion Affordances for Natural Collaborative Exchange) online talk series, July 17th, 2014.
  • Borge, M. (2014). Design-Based Research: Past projects and experiences. Presented to the College of Education, Pennsylvania State University as part of the Design-Based Research Group Speaker Series, November, 2014.

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Contact:

Marcela Borge HeadshotMarcela Borge
mborge@psu.edu
(814) 865-1045

 

 

 

 


Comments

  1. Sri

    interesting article, could you tell me little bit more about the accomplishments? Thanks!!

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  2. M.Borge

    Hi Sri,
    This project is in the early stages, but we are building on research from an NSF funded grant that I am working on. I am currently working on a paper for the international conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ) that articulates the design model and examines the utility of prototype for developing students ability to engage in high quality collaborative discourse; this previous research informs the work I am doing with Larry and Prabhu. Once it is out I will happily send it your way.

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