Argumentation Vee Diagrams (AVDs) enrich online discussions


With online Argumentation Vee Diagrams (AVDs), students compose arguments on both sides of a controversial issue and then develop an integrated conclusion. In this study, students used AVDs prior to composing discussion notes, and - at the end of each discussion - jointly created a group AVD. AVDs significantly enhanced the number of arguments/counterarguments and compromises in students' discussion notes, and promoted opinion change. However, for AVDs to be effective, students also needed instruction on evaluating argument strength.

Publication Title

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL

This document is currently not available here.