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Development of a tool for realizing swift and expressive chat in CSCL
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, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

We have been developing a CSCL chat tool which displays users’ key typing process to realize swift responses in CSCL environment. The system displays key by key typed in letters to other learners. This function realizes smooth turn-taking and topic negotiation. Preliminary evaluation shows that learners evaluated the conversation using this system easier. Learners’ comments after the usage reveals that there are both merit and demerit such as natural awareness and neglecting of writing complete sentences because of the system’s ease of use.We have added a new function which automatically displays dialog acts (DAs) in face mark. Using face marks, participants can talk in informal atmosphere as well as they can receive discussion status information.

Citation

Tsukahara, W. (2008). Development of a tool for realizing swift and expressive chat in CSCL. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3957-3962). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2021 from .