LASAD

2008 - 2013

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The aim of the DFG funded project "Learning to Argue: Generalized Support Across domains" was to create and test a generalized framework and methodology for the construction of argumentation support systems to help students learn argumentation in different domains. The realization of this goal involved the research of a reusable ontology of argumentation learning objects, a large set of visual, analytic, and pedagogic components that can be combined in different fashions to create different domain-specific argumentation tutoring systems, and the research of an interoperable software system architecture, not specific to a particular domain, that allows the flexible integration of the different researched methods and components. Dr. Bruce McLaren (Saarbr├╝cken) and Prof. Pinkwart were the PIs of this project.

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2013
[22] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2013). LASAD: Flexible Representations for Computer-Based Collaborative Argumentation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71(1), 91--109.
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2012
[21] D. Drexler (2012). Methoden zur Exploration von großen zusammenhängenden Datenmengen und deren Evaluation am Beispiel von LASAD. Diploma Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
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[20] F. Loll (2012). Domain-Independent Support for Computer-Based Education of Argumentation Skills. PhD Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
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[19] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2012). Ein Autorenwerkzeug zur Konfiguration von eLearning-Argumentationsframeworks. In D. C. Mattfeld, S. Robra-Bissantz, eds., Tagungsband der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) (pp. 463--474). Berlin, Germany, GITO Verlag.
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[18] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2012). How Tough should it be? Simplifying the Development of Argumentation Systems using a Configurable Platform. In N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren, eds., Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills (pp. 169--197). Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.
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[17] S. Niebuhr, N. Pinkwart (2012). Usability requirements for exploratory learning environments: the case of educational argumentation systems. In T. Dragon, M. Mavrikis, S. Gutierrez-Santos, B. M. McLaren, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Support for Exploratory Environments at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 64--72). Chania, Greece.
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[16] N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren, eds. (2012). Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills. Bentham Science Publishers. Sharjah, UAE.
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[15] O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren, F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2012). Automated Analysis and Feedback Techniques to Support Argumentation: A Survey. In N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren, eds., Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills (pp. 71--124). Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.
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[14] O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren, A. Weinberger, S. Niebuhr (2012). Scripting Discussions for Elaborative, Critical Interactions. In S. Cerri, W. Clancey, G. Papadourakis, K. Panourgia, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (7315) - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 647--648). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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[13] O. Scheuer, S. Niebuhr, T. Dragon, B. M. McLaren, N. Pinkwart (2012). Adaptive Support for Graphical Argumentation - The LASAD Approach. IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter 14(1), p. 8-11.
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2011
[12] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2011). Guiding the Process of Argumentation: The Effects of Ontology and Collaboration. In M. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake, N. Law, eds., Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Volume I - Long Papers (pp. 296--303). Hong Kong, International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).
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[11] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2011). Developing Collaborative Argumentation Systems: What Advice Do the Experts Have? In M. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake, N. Law, eds., Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Volume II - Short Papers & Posters (pp. 980--981). Hong Kong, International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).
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2010
[10] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2010). Ein generisches Framework zur Erstellung von argumentationsunterstützenden Systemen. In M. Schumann, L. M. Kolbe, M. H. Breitner, eds., Tagungsband der Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) (pp. 1437--1448). Göttingen, Germany.
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[9] F. Loll, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren, N. Pinkwart (2010). Computer-Supported Argumentation Learning: A Survey of Teachers, Researchers, and System Developers. In M. Wolpers, P. Kirschner, M. Scheffel, S. Lindstaedt, V. Dimitrova, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6383) - Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (ECTEL) (pp. 530--535). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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[8] F. Loll, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren, N. Pinkwart (2010). Learning to Argue Using Computers - A View from Teachers, Researchers, and System Developers. In V. Aleven, J. Kay, J. Mostow, eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6095) - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) (pp. 377--379). Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag.
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[7] B. Neu (2010). Anpassung von argumentationsunterstützenden Systemen an die Anforderungen mobiler Endgeräte am Beispiel des iPod touch. Bachelor Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
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[6] O. Scheuer, F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, B. M. McLaren (2010). Computer-Supported Argumentation: A Review of the State-of-the-Art. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 5(1), 43--102.
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2009
[5] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2009). Collaboration Support in Argumentation Systems for Education via Flexible Architectures. In I. Adeo, N. Chen, Kinshuk, D. Sampson, L. Zaitseva, eds., Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (pp. 707--708). Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society Press.
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[4] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2009). Towards a Flexible Intelligent Tutoring System for Argumentation. In I. Adeo, N. Chen, Kinshuk, D. Sampson, L. Zaitseva, eds., Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) (pp. 647--648). Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE Computer Society Press.
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[3] F. Loll, N. Pinkwart, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2009). An Architecture for Intelligent CSCL Argumentation Systems. In A. Dimitracopoulou, C. O'Malley, D. Suthers, P. Reimann, eds., Community Event Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) (pp. 189--191). Rhodes, Greece, International Society of the Learning Sciences.
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[2] N. Pinkwart, F. Loll, O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren (2009). CSCL Argumentation Systems: How Do Empirical Results and Emerging Technologies Inform System Development? Community Event Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), p. 232. Workshop description.
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[1] O. Scheuer, B. M. McLaren, F. Loll, N. Pinkwart (2009). An Analysis and Feedback Infrastructure for Argumentation Learning Systems. In V. Dimitrova, R. Mizoguchi, B. du Bulay, A. Graesser, eds., Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (200) - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) (pp. 629--631). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IOS Press.
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Selected Theses

2012
[3] D. Drexler (2012). Methoden zur Exploration von großen zusammenhängenden Datenmengen und deren Evaluation am Beispiel von LASAD. Diploma Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
[BIB] [URL]
[2] F. Loll (2012). Domain-Independent Support for Computer-Based Education of Argumentation Skills. PhD Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
[BIB] [URL]
2010
[1] B. Neu (2010). Anpassung von argumentationsunterstützenden Systemen an die Anforderungen mobiler Endgeräte am Beispiel des iPod touch. Bachelor Thesis. Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics.
[BIB] [URL]