Supporting the active learning of collaborative database browsing techniques

Twidale, M. B. and Nichols, D. M. and Mariani, J. A. and Rodden, T. and Sawyer, R (1995) Supporting the active learning of collaborative database browsing techniques. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 3 (1). pp. 75-79. ISSN 0968-7769

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We describe the implications of a study of database browsing behaviour for the development of a system to support more effective browsing. In particular we consider the importance of collaborative working, both in learning browsing skills and in co‐operating on a shared information‐retrieval task. From our study, we believe that an interface to support collaboration should promote the awareness of the activities of others, better visualization of the information data structures being browsed, and effective communication of the browsing process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Divisions: ALT-J Journal
Depositing User: Justin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 09:51
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:25

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