Alan M. Lesgold

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Students bring to a collaborative learning situation a great deal of specialized knowledge and experiences that undoubtedly shape the collaboration and learning processes. How effectively this unique knowledge is shared and assimilated by the group affects both the process and the product of the collaboration. In this paper, we describe a machine learning(More)
The research reported here is relevant to human decision making in disaster, emer­ gency, and generally dynamic and changing conditions. In emergency conditions, both external resources and cognitive capabilities are limited. A decision maker must man­ age his/her cognitive load, that of others in the situation, and allocate the often limited resources in a(More)
The sof-lsvare to be demonstrated has been designed to support learning of critical inquiry skills, particularly in science. The sotlware includes a graphical " inquiry diagram " interface for the construction of arguments, a coach that comments on the inquiry process via this interface, and associated tools for collaborative learning. Research issues(More)
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