Will structuring the collaboration of students improve their argumentation?

Oliver Scheuer, Bruce McLaren, M. Harrell, A. Weinberger

In: Gautam Biswas , Susan Bull , Judy Kay , Antonija Mitrovic (editor). Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education - Lecture Notes in Computer Science. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) June 28-July 1 Auckland New Zealand Pages 544-546 6738 2011 ISBN 978-3-642-21868-2 Springer Berlin 2012.


Learning to argue in a computer-mediated and structured fashion is investigated in this research. A study was conducted to compare dyads that were scripted in their computer-mediated collaboration with dyads that were not scripted. A process analysis of the chats of the dyads showed that the scripted experimental group used significantly more words and engaged in significantly more broadening and deepening of the discussion than the non-scripted control group.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz