D. R. Newman

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This paper gives a detailed account of the content analysis method developed at Queen's University Belfast to measure critical thinking during group learning, as used in our controlled comparisons between learning in face-to-face and computer conference seminars. From Garrison's 5 stages of critical thinking, and Henri's cognitive skills needed in CMC, we(More)
There were 9 submissions. Each submission was reviewed by at least 2, and on the average 2.7, program committee members. The committee decided to accept 8 papers. We would like to thank our peer reviewers for carefully reviewing the submissions and giving constructive feedback. This proceedings volume has been generated with EasyChair, which made this task(More)
A major concern in recent political discourse is that government has become both isolated from and unresponsive to its citizens. Democracy, by definition, demands a two-way flow of communication between government and civil society. ICTs have the potential to facilitate such improved flows of communication — hence, e-democracy and e-consultation. This paper(More)
The Bio-Ontologies Meeting has existed as a Special Interest Group meeting at ISMB for more than a decade, making it one of the longest running SIG meetings. The Bio-Ontologies SIG meeting has provided a forum for discussion on the latest and most cutting edge research on ontologies. In this decade, the use of ontologies has become mature, moving from niche(More)
This proposal is being submitted by 3 researchers who came together for the first time at the EPSRC Ideas Factory sandpit on Scientific Uncertainty and Decision-making. Since this is a new idea, generated at the sandpit, we have not worked on it before: in fact, no-one has. However, we have researched areas relevant to this proposal. We have complementary(More)
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