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Collaborative Problem Solving using an Open Modeling Environment
[C48] C. Fidas, V. Komis, N.M. Avouris, A Dimitracopoulou, Collaborative Problem Solving using an Open Modeling Environment, G. Stahl (ed), Proc. CSCL 2002, pp. 654-656, Boulder Colorado, January 2002, Erlbaum Assoc. Hillsdale, NJ, 2002. (pdf)

ABSTRACT
An innovative learning environment, enabling collaborative modeling activities, is introduced in this paper. ModelsCreator 3.0 (MC3) supports semi-quantitative, quantitative and qualitative reasoning during modeling activities of collaborating young children. MC3 is also an open environment in terms of primitive modeling entities, models and collaborating partners. Synchronous modeling activity can be performed at a distance using MC3, based on a mechanism of light multiple processes (reactive agents) residing in collaborating hosts.

Keywords
Computer supported collaborative learning, open learning environments, computer supported collaboration, semi-quantitative modeling.
 



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