CoChemEx

2007

This project was conducted in 2007 together with colleagues at Universities of Freiburg (Dr. Nikol Rummel) and Eichstädt (Prof. Andreas Harrer), and the DFKI (Dr. Bruce McLaren). It was funded from the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center. We tested the hypothesis that a computer-supported collaborative learning system can help students improve their conceptual understanding of chemistry. Our goal was to help students actively process the material they encounter, moving them away from the mechanical, algorithmic approach taken by many chemistry students.

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Publications

2010
[7] D. Tsovaltzi, N. Rummel, B. M. McLaren, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, A. Harrer, I. Braun (2010). Extending a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory with a Collaboration Script to Promote Conceptual Learning. International Journal on Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(1/2), 91--110.
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2008
[6] A. Harrer, N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren, O. Scheuer (2008). The Scalable Adapter Design Pattern: Enabling Interoperability Between Educational Software Tools. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 1(2), 131--143.
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[5] A. Harrer, N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren, O. Scheuer (2008). How Do We Get the Pieces to Talk? An Architecture to Support Interoperability between Educational Tools. In E. Aimeur, B. Woolf, R. Nkambou, S. Lajoie, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5091) - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 715--718). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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[4] B. M. McLaren, N. Rummel, N. Pinkwart, D. Tsovaltzi, A. Harrer, O. Scheuer (2008). Learning Chemistry through Collaboration: A Wizard-of-Oz Study of Adaptive Collaboration Support. In S. Gutierrez-Santos, M. Mavrikis, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Support for Exploratory Environments at the 3rd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL). CEUR-WS.
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[3] D. Tsovaltzi, B. M. McLaren, N. Rummel, O. Scheuer, A. Harrer, N. Pinkwart, I. & Braun (2008). Using an Adaptive Collaboration Script to Promote Conceptual Chemistry Learning. In E. Aimeur, B. Woolf, R. Nkambou, S. Lajoie, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5091) - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 709--711). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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[2] D. Tsovaltzi, N. Rummel, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, A. Harrer, I. Braun, B. M. McLaren (2008). CoChemEx: Supporting Conceptual Chemistry Learning via Computer-Mediated Collaboration Scripts. In P. Dillenbourg, M. Specht, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5192) - Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL) (pp. 437--448). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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2007
[1] B. M. McLaren, N. Rummel, D. Tsovaltzi, I. Braun, O. Scheuer, A. Harrer, N. Pinkwart (2007). The CoChemEx Project: Conceptual Chemistry Learning through Experimentation and Adaptive Collaboration. In D. Woodgate, D. Stanton Fraser, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Inquiry Based Learning in Science at the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) (pp. 36--48). Los Angeles, CA.
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