Wouter van Joolingen and Simone Löhner
Representations in collaborative modeling tasks
Graduate School of teaching and learning
University of Amsterdam
1091 GM AMSTERDAM
In this paper we investigate the use of multiple representation
in modeling tasks. We present a system in which three representations of
learner constructed models can be used: textual, graphical, and output
representations, the latter consists of generated output from the learners’
models, the first two are representations to construct the model. The representations
are described, as well as a method for converting representations into
each other while maintaining consistency and usability of the representations.
Finally we present preliminary results of the effects of using the representations
in a collaborative modeling task.