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THE "POWER" OF TEXT PRODUCTION ACTIVITY IN COLLABORATIVE MODELING : NINE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAKE A COMPUTER SUPPORTED SITUATION WORK

Alamargot, Denis and Andriessen, Jerry (2002) THE "POWER" OF TEXT PRODUCTION ACTIVITY IN COLLABORATIVE MODELING : NINE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAKE A COMPUTER SUPPORTED SITUATION WORK. [Book Chapter]

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Abstract

Language is not a direct translation of a speaker’s or writer’s knowledge or intentions. Various complex processes and strategies are involved in serving the needs of the audience: planning the message, describing some features of a model and not others, organizing an argument, adapting to the knowledge of the reader, meeting linguistic constraints, etc. As a consequence, when communicating about a model, or about knowledge, there is a complex interaction between knowledge and language. In this contribution, we address the question of the role of language in modeling, in the specific case of collaboration over a distance, via electronic exchange of written textual information. What are the problems/dimensions a language user has to deal with when communicating a (mental) model? What is the relationship between the nature of the knowledge to be communicated and linguistic production? What is the relationship between representations and produced text? In what sense can interactive learning systems serve as mediators or as obstacles to these processes?

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:Acquisition Coherence Collaborative learning Communication Comprehension Computers Domain knowledge Generating content Interaction Interface Knowledge Constituting model Knowledge Transforming model Learning Linguistic constraints Mental model Message Modeling Oral Communication Organizing text Planning Planning by analogy Planning by abstraction Pragmatic constraints Problem solving Text Production Reflection Reviewing Rhetoric constraints Romantic Situation model Text Text content Text interpretation Translating Understanding Writing
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Learning
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
ID Code:3969
Deposited By:Alamargot, Denis
Deposited On:29 Nov 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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