Supporting Group Learning and Assessment Through the Internet
Marlise Geller, Luciano Hack, Antonio Rodrigo de Vit and Liane Tarouco, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
The Internet is being intensively used for distance education. Usual services like email, chat and videoconference are not enough to fully support for the proper handling of interactions without extensive non-automated work. To support group work related to learning activities it is necessary to develop applications to handle participants' contributions and to consolidate contributions by providing summaries of the discussion. At the same time they must be integrated with group decision support tools to help students draw conclusions from what was discussed. Assessment in this kind of learning environment also lacks better support. This paper presents a learning environment developed to support group work and student assessment through Internet for distance education.
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