Visual Modeling of Competence Development in Cooperative Learning Settings

  • Kathrin Figl
  • Michael Derntl
  • Sonja Kabicher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5736)


This paper proposes a novel approach to modeling cooperative learning sequences and the promotion of team and social competences in blended learning courses. In a case study – a course on Project Management for Computer Science students – the instructional design including individual and cooperative learning situations was modeled. Specific emphasis was put on visualizing the hypothesized development of team competences during the design stage. These design models were subsequently compared to evaluation results obtained during the course. The results show that visual modeling of planned competence promotion enables more focused design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative learning scenarios.


Project Management Cooperative Learning Visual Modeling Competence Development Soft Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin Figl
    • 1
  • Michael Derntl
    • 2
  • Sonja Kabicher
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Information Systems and New MediaWU Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria
  2. 2.Research Lab for Educational TechnologiesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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