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Structuring and sharing information resources to support concept development and design learning

Grierson, H. and Nicol, D. and Littlejohn, A. and Wodehouse, A. (2004) Structuring and sharing information resources to support concept development and design learning. In: Network Learning Conference, 2004-04-05 - 2004-04-07, Exeter, UK.

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Abstract

This study investigates how a shared workspace and digital repository might help student teams share information and resources while learning to design. An open-source groupware product called TikiWiki was configured so that teams could structure their design resources using wiki pages (like web pages) and share them using two search strategies - browsing the wiki pages or using keywords. The results showed that the structuring of information supported learning and that teams preferred to search the wiki structures rather than use keywords. The discussion focuses on students' search strategies and ways that metadata that might improve resource sharing across teams.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 5664
Keywords: digital repository, shared workspace, metadata, group learning, design education, Electronic information resources, Engineering design, Education (General)
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Professional Services > Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement (CAPLE)
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Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 16:06
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5664

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