Visualizing Shared-Knowledge Awareness in Collaborative Learning Processes

  • César A. Collazos
  • Luis A. Guerrero
  • Miguel A. Redondo
  • Crescencio Bravo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4715)


SKA (Shared-Knowledge Awareness) refers to the perception about the shared knowledge students have while working in a collaborative learning context. If we understand the shared comprehension of the problem to be solved as a key part of any collaborative learning activity, SKA will be an indispensable aspect to take into account when designing CSCL systems. In this paper, we propose some design guidelines that can help in the process of graphical user interface design for CSCL tools. We have evaluated some CSCL tools according to the proposed design guidelines depicting how these recommendations materialize in the graphical user interface of some CSCL tools.


Collaborative Learning Collaborative Activity Argumentative Discussion Computer Support Collaborative Learn Task Advance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • César A. Collazos
    • 1
  • Luis A. Guerrero
    • 2
  • Miguel A. Redondo
    • 3
  • Crescencio Bravo
    • 3
  1. 1.IDIS Research Group, Systems Department, FIET, Universidad del CaucaColombia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Universidad de ChileChile
  3. 3.Department of Information Systems and Technologies, School of Computer Engineering, Universidad de Castilla-La ManchaEspaña

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